2021 Accelerator Programs

QUT’s Centre for METS Business Innovation (CMBI) is pleased to be participating in  the 2021 Queensland METS Regional Accelerator Program,  delivered by METS Ignited in conjunction with the Queensland Government as part of their shared program of activities to support the Queensland METS sector.  Our research in the Mining and METS sector focuses on facilitating the fast and successful adoption of innovative technologies that have the potential to drive value-creating in mining.

CMBI IS OFFERING TWO WORKSHOPS IN THIS PROGRAM:

Workshop – EVALUATING AND IMPROVING YOUR BUSINESS MODEL

Presented by Henri Burgers, UQ Business School

Henri is a Senior Lecturer in Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the UQ Business School.  Henri has worked with leading firms, industry associations and governments across the globe, and delivers workshops on strategic decision-making and agile innovation.

Identify your opportunities for growth and understand your future direction

This workshop will provide you with a report that benchmarks your business model against successful METS innovators. A tangible benefit of participating in this workshop is the opportunity to gain a snapshot of where your business is today; and to design improvements to your business model.

PRE-WORKSHOP MATERIAL:

Please complete this survey prior to your workshop.

AN OVERVIEW OF THE BUSINESS MODEL BENCHMARKING TOOL:

This video presentation by Dr Henri Burgers explains what a business model is, why a business model is important to a firm’s success and how METS firms can take steps to create a better business model:

How the tool can be used

METS firms can input their data into a web-based template that returns a benchmark comparison via a formatted, easy-to-read, printable PDF report. It can be used by firms to understand where their models sit in relation to the sector’s common (and/or successful) business models by conducting an evaluation at the component level.

Workshop – IS YOUR BUSINESS SUPPORTING A CULTURE OF INNOVATION?

Cameron Newton

Presented by Cameron Newton, QUT School of Management

Cameron is the Head of the School of Management at the QUT Faculty of Business and Law. He is actively involved in research related to stress, organisational culture, and organisational effectiveness with a focus on employee wellbeing.

Understanding and harnessing your business’ innovation culture

This workshop focuses on two areas critical to supporting innovation in your organisation. A tangible benefit of participating in this workshop is the opportunity to gain a snapshot of where your business is today; and designing improvements to your innovation culture.

PRE-WORKSHOP MATERIAL:

Please download and complete the Innovation Diagnostic Tool prior to your workshop.

AN OVERVIEW OF THE INNOVATION DIAGNOSTIC TOOL:

To learn more about the Innovation Diagnostic Tool, its development and the Innovation Culture Model that underlies it, you can watch our introductory videos here.