Partner with us
The CDE works with a diverse range of government and industry partners. We assist our partners in forming a holistic understanding of digital transformation and offer them a pragmatic approach to optimise their workforce, processes, business models and leadership capability.
The CDE creates impact for partners through industry engagement formats including research projects, innovation sprints, structured ideation workshops, executive education, community outreach and academic publications.
If you would like further information on partnering with us or the schemes we participate in, to leverage funding for activities undertaken by industry, please see the Business Faculty Research Partnerships page. If you are interested in discussing partnership opportunities, please contact us. Here are some of our partnerships.
Motor Accident Insurance Commission
Insight, foresight and bold curiosity captures some of the value Professor Marek Kowalkiewicz and the Centre for the Digital Economy (CDE) team have provided to the Motor Accident Insurance Commission, since we first partnered with CDE to explore the future of Compulsory Third Party insurance in 2016. Marek and his team have the unique ability to conceive, combine and recreate concepts in a way that lights up opportunities and CDE is well connected to a network of global expertise to help advise on pathways to leverage these opportunities.
Director, Policy, Performance and Improvement
Insurance Commission, Queensland Treasury
Queensland Government, Office of State Revenue
Our trusted partnership with the QUT Chair in Digital Economy has provided OSR with the foundations (e.g., design thinking, disruptive leadership change, process redesign), mindset and new insights that have helped us continue to successfully deliver an ambitious Transformation Program.
Office of State Revenue
Queensland State Archives
Cumulatively, the work with the Chair has seen a number of changes to how QSA does business. QSA is reimagining their objectives with an aim to discover new value and to be the most innovative Archive in the world. The partnership with the Chair in Digital Economy is assisting with the cultural shift required within QSA to meet these goals. As at October, 2018, the Chair is working with QSA and PwC to commercialise the solution from the Innovation Sprint.
Principal Appraisal Archivist, Government Recordkeeping
Queensland State Archives, Department of Housing and Public Works.
The Chair in Digital Economy has been one of PwC Australia’s largest and most proud partnerships in recent years. Our aim was to help business and government learn more about digital disruption and understand how they can actively capitalise on the opportunities that existed. The true value of this partnership has been the consistent collaboration of all three stakeholder groups, working together on wicked problems such as Health 5.0 and the future of early childhood education. Having more than 700 government change-agents and leaders participate in the co-created executive education program to build skills in disruptive innovation leadership was a particular highlight.
We called for the establishment of an academic chair in the digital economy as part of the 2012 Digital Brisbane strategy. The goal was to apply both academic rigour and industry pragmatism to deepen our understanding of the opportunities and implications of the digital economy. We wanted to empower small businesses and guide corporates to help Brisbane flourish as the New World City. We also wanted businesses to be ahead of the curve with cutting-edge thought leadership, and for government to provide policy and leadership that enabled business to scale and expand globally. What was realised far exceeded those expectations.
Former Brisbane’s Chief Digital Officer & Head of Brisbane Innovate
Queensland Government, Department of Communities, Housing, and Digital Economy
The Chair’s role is vital in fast tracking our journey in digital transformation and innovation. We want to ensure Queenslanders embrace digital thinking and this includes looking at how the state government embraces innovation.
The Hon. Leeanne Enoch MP
Minister for Communities and Housing and Minister for the Arts and Digital Economy
Department of Defence
The key motivation to participate in the Disruptive Innovation Leadership Course (DILC) was to provide staff with a greater understanding of innovation principles, to instil the cultural concepts and value of an innovative workplace, and to equip staff with the skills and confidence to implement innovative and disruptive approaches to enhance their work. The course had the right balance of theory, discussion, group work and application through engaging activities facilitated by highly motivated and professional QUT staff. The highlight of the course was the Innovation Tour that provided participants with first hand exposure to cutting edge innovations in practice. The DILC has strengthened our organisation’s capability by equipping participants with highly valuable and readily transferable knowledge and new ways of thinking about and approaching innovation. The feedback from participants has been very positive and the course is highly recommended to organisations seeking to broaden their staff’s thinking, introduce new ways of solving problems and harness a culture of innovation.
Department of Defence