Global Innovation Challange 2022

The 2022 Global Innovation Challenge was delivered by QUT Business School in Collaboration with QUT Centre for Future Enterprise and South Bank Corporation. During the 2-week innovation bootcamp, we hosted 36 Masters students from around the world who participated to design digital solutions for South Bank Corporation.

In a blended model, nine students joined us live on campus in Brisbane and the rest attended virtually. As part of the bootcamp, innovation trail blazers and industry leaders hosted ‘inspiration sessions’ feeding into each day’s bootcamp module.

The Provocation the students were working towards was:

How can we use intelligent digital and technological solutions to transform South Bank in 2032, when the eyes of the world will be on Brisbane ( and particularly South Bank), as the city’s epicentre for the Olympics and beyond?

At the end of the 2-week program, students pitched their solutions and ideas to a panel of industry and academic experts with an aim of implementation during the 2032 Olympic games in Brisbane.

  • “Working with South Bank Corporation is the biggest motivation for me in this course, as I know that my recommendations can be taken into consideration for the Brisbane 2032 Olympics. South Bank is like the heart of Brisbane City and Queensland, so being able to work with the talented people behind this renowned development project is an honour for me”, 

Natalie Wai Tsun Ho | GIC 2022 Student

  • “The various industry partner presentations and workshops were all extremely insightful and valuable learning opportunities.  The CISCO presentation went into how sports and technology mix in a smart stadium, which was relevant to South Bank and the upcoming 2032 Olympics and Paralympics. What I learnt during the CISCO presentation in regard to a smart stadium was able to be leveraged during presentations in regard to how South Bank Corporation is transitioning itself to a smart precinct”.

James Skidmore | GIC 2022 Student

Download full program here