Our purpose

Our world faces immense societal and environmental challenges and opportunities.

We need innovative new ways to improve our global food, energy, waste and environmental systems.

The Institute for Future Environments catalyses sustainable futures for our planet and its inhabitants, by amplifying QUT research for real-world impact.

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Research that matters

We bring together researchers from across QUT to carry out research and innovation that improves our natural, built, digital and social environments.

We draw on the research strengths of QUT’s faculties and schools, and the in-depth expertise of the university’s research centres.

We create and exchange knowledge that makes our world more sustainable, secure and resilient.

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Real world partnerships

We collaborate with organisations who drive change in the real world.

Together we propel ideas along the research and innovation pipeline – from discovery and design through development and demonstration to commercialisation and application.


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World-class research facilities

Our facilities play a vital role in supporting research on a scale beyond the reach of individual research groups or disciplines. The technical staff in our facilities work closely with researchers and clients to identify and implement the best solutions to their problems.

Our facilities include:

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Find out more about the great work being done at the Institute for Future Environments.