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CQUni in the mix with entrepreneurs thanks to Startup Gladstone initiative

CQUni in the mix with entrepreneurs thanks to Startup Gladstone initiative

Published:16 March 2017

Associate Vice-Chancellor (Gladstone Region), Professor Owen Nevin was on hand to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Startup Gladstone President Gabrielle Crawford-Hocking, with the focus on R&D collaborations.

CQUniversity has signed up with Startup Gladstone to strengthen collaborative partnerships in the high-tech sector through research and development.
 
Startup Gladstone celebrated its corporate launch in early March with support from more than 80 local business representatives.
 
Associate Vice-Chancellor (Gladstone Region), Professor Owen Nevin was on hand to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Startup Gladstone President Gabrielle Crawford-Hocking, with the focus on R&D collaborations.
 
“Through this not-for-profit Startup Gladstone organisation, we are looking forward to supporting startups and micro businesses with research, learning, training and networking opportunities and innovation projects,” Professor Nevin says.
 
“This project is closely aligned with CQUniversity's social innovation focus whereby the University seeks to encourage students and staff to find innovative and sustainable solutions to social needs or problems, to improve lives and create positive change within the world.”
 
Startup Gladstone will operate under the motto "empowering people to grow successful business" and aims to engage, support, network and collaborate with locals through "technology-based and innovative practices as the main catalyst".
 
Ms Crawford-Hocking said she hoped the group would be able to build "basic entrepreneurial skills" among locals looking to create micro-businesses and start-ups.