As a hub and home for a diverse team of academics, research students, industry professionals, and community leaders, the QUT Design Lab supports transdisciplinary collaborations that result in tangible impact and engagement, and which transfer knowledge and technology into beneficial applications for industry, society, and the environment.
We conduct leading research focused on transdisciplinary design-led innovation. From smart cities and design robotics to sustainable fashion and food, the QUT Design Lab researchers are tackling key challenges facing society, industry, community, and the environment.
This research is distributed across three main programs:
Designing Future Technologies
Designing for Health
Designing Creative and Resilient Communities
We draw on our vast academic expertise and strong industry position to provide key services to partners in the corporate, education, community, and government sectors.Our team can deliver customisible and flexible services to suit requirements across the three main research programs of the QUT Design Lab. Researchers of the QUT Design Lab are also available for speaking engagements and research training.
Experts from the QUT Design Lab can develop and provide services around:
The QUT Design Lab is also a key resource for fabrication technologies such as 3D printers, computer numerical control (CNC) laser cutting, wood-working and metal milling machinery. The close connection with Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) provides an opportunity for incubation of commercial services and products, supporting start-ups, founders, entrepreneurs, and fostering design innovation, connections and networks. The QUT Design Lab provides specialists in a number of fields who are able to provide flexible, bespoke services to suit your needs. To discover more about the services available for commercial, community, non-profit, government, or education sectors, including consultation, please contact us via email at email@example.com.
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