Queensland’s information and communication technology (ICT) and multimedia sector has developed a reputation for world leading expertise in:
- information security
- 3D animation special effects and post-production services
- game development
- products and services to support industries such as mining, agriculture, health, transport and tourism.
Key industries including the life sciences, defence, mining, advanced manufacturing, food and agriculture work closely with ICT providers, who provide analysis and management of large-scale data sets.
The Queensland Government coordinates ICT policy across all agencies including implementing the state’s ICT Strategy and the Digital1st Strategy, and working closely with key industry stakeholders.
Queensland has nine universities including three of Australia’s largest. Details of 200 plus research centres in Queensland are available by searching the Queensland science capability directory. Most Queensland’s universities undertake pure or applied ICT and multimedia research.
Digital economy centres
More than 60 key Queensland-based institutes, facilities, precincts, and centres are involved ICT and multimedia research, big data and large system development and management.
A University of Queensland research team has been awarded $5 million from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) to help reduce smoking in Australia.
University of Queensland virologists are a step closer to understanding a mysterious AIDS-like virus that is impacting koala populations differently across state lines. They have uncovered another piece of the puzzle in their quest to halt the koala retrovirus known as KoRV - a condition strongly associated with diseases that…
A study by the Thompson Institute could be the key to finally pinpointing the neurobiological origin of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Lead researcher Dr Zack Shan says the world-first research is using MRIs to track brain activity in around 300 study participants to determine…
QUT is celebrating the success of 17 research teams who have received more than $7 million in ARC Discovery Projects grants.