Guidelines for Industry Innovator in Residence Program

“An outstanding opportunity for world-class thinkers in international education and training to pursue their vision”

Overview

The Industry Innovator in Residence initiative

Queensland has an enviable record as a progressive centre for international education, training and research, and the Queensland Government is unequivocally committed to making international education a cornerstone of the state’s economic and cultural future.

The Study Queensland Industry Innovator in Residence initiative is just one of the new ways we are putting that commitment into action.

It presents an outstanding opportunity for world-class thinkers in international education and training to pursue their vision, whilst also contributing to the state’s bold ambition.

Do you have what it takes to become an Industry Innovator in Residence?

If you do, you will have the opportunity to work in collaboration with like-minded people, with the full support of the Queensland Government.

You’ll have access to influencers in industry and the education sector. You’ll have the chance to promote the project widely and potentially gain recognition through an extended network of partners.

In return, the Queensland International Education and Training (IET) sector will gain the opportunity to work with you, benefit from your knowledge, be inspired by your vision and share in your philosophies and ambitions.

We are looking for world-class thinkers – true innovators – to work on significant and relevant projects that have the capacity to transform IET in Queensland.

A key part of a major program

The Industry Innovator in Residence initiative is an important part of the Queensland Government’s ‘International Education and Training Strategy to Advance Queensland 2016-2026’.

See the full strategy at www.tiq.qld.gov.au/iet-strategy/about-iet-strategy/

The strategy is being led by Study Queensland, on behalf of Trade and Investment Queensland (TIQ) in partnership with our state’s diverse education, training, and research sector.

The strategy features 36 initiatives and is designed to mark out a path for the development of International Education and Training in Queensland over the next decade.

Queensland is already a thriving centre for international education. The state has more than 123,000 international student enrolments, with the sector contributing more than $4.37 billion to the Queensland economy in 2017. Approximately 32% of enrolled students are located in regional areas of the state”. This initiative is one of many projects designed to drive Queensland’s education and training capabilities even further forward.

“By forming partnerships with the best thinkers in the international education sector, this initiative will position Queensland international education and training as world class.”

What we plan to achieve

Study Queensland intends that in forming partnerships with the best thinkers in the international education sector, this initiative will position Queensland international education and training as world class.

We are looking to appoint highly qualified, progressive thinkers to apply their expertise to policy and project problems, and help deliver positive results for the IET sector.

We also encourage Innovators to develop their own projects in the context of the Queensland international education market, forging connections with industry and making use of the state’s considerable resources and networks to enhance and accelerate their progress.

In doing so, you will have a rare opportunity to influence policy and programming for the IET sector.

Key facts about the program

To be eligible, your proposed project must meet the objectives of the IET strategy and address the challenge or opportunity relating to international student employability.

As an Industry Innovator in Residence, you would initially be appointed for between one and six months, depending on the nature of your project and the key deliverables.

You would be encouraged to work primarily, but not exclusively, on location in Queensland and throughout regional areas, depending on the nature of your project it is expected that successful applicants will spend time engaging with the sector and Study Queensland as part of their project delivery.

Innovators from anywhere in the world are eligible to apply.

Innovators will be selected on merit, and up to three innovators may be appointed in this round.

Innovators will be selected via an online Expression of Interest process.

“You’ll have access to influencers in industry and the education sector. You’ll have the chance to promote the project widely and potentially gain recognition through an extended network of partners.”

The Innovators in Residence

A selection panel will consider expressions of interest (EOIs) based on:

  • their expertise and experience in education and training;
  • the uniqueness of their approach to a relevant project;
  • the suitability and feasibility of their proposed project, with consideration for project planning, budget requirements, timeframes and return on investment;
  • the likelihood of the project having a positive impact state-wide; and
  • their ability to deliver outcomes which support the strategy initiatives.

As a key part of your EOI submission, we ask you to address the following:

  • Identify the link between your proposed project and the IET strategy;
  • Describe how your approach will tackle a problem or opportunity in the international education and training sector;
  • List your relevant skills and describe how you’d set out to complete the work;
  • Outline the results you aim to achieve during the project, and how you plan to engage with the sector to deliver your project;
  • Tell us what you see as the advantages for Queensland.

Shortlisted applicant will be invited to give a 10 minute pitch presentation via video conference.

Candidate selection and funding decisions will be at the discretion of Study Queensland.

EOIs submissions cannot be considered after the closing date.

Strategy initiatives to consider

As an applicant, it is vital your proposal outlines the connection your project has to the nominated key initiatives in the International Education and Training Strategy to Advance Queensland.

The focus initiative for this round is: Enhancing international student employability.

Project funding

Project payments will compensate successful innovators or contribute to the cost of their salary, and/or project fees. Reasonable travel costs may also be covered. The value of funding for each project will be decided on a case-by-case basis, according to its scope and impact.

How to apply

Submit your online EOI by 31 August 2018.

Timings and key dates

 

IET Industry Innovator in Residence Program
Applications open 16 July 2018
Closing date for EOI 31 August 2018
Innovator/s announced October 2018
Projects commence November 2018

Terms of the initiative

If you are successful, you will be required to enter into a legally binding financial incentive agreement with Study Queensland, Trade and Investment Queensland, the agreement consists of your EOI, the program guidelines and the Industry Innovator in Residence Financial Incentive Agreement Terms and Conditions.

In all media releases and project communications, we ask that you acknowledge the Industry Innovator in Residence initiative, as well as the support of the Queensland Government.

Successful international applicants are responsible for ensuring they apply for, obtain and maintain an appropriate Australian visa to conduct the project for its entire duration.

Further information

Nicole Patterson, Principal Partnerships Officer, Study Queensland
Telephone: +61 (7) 3514 3149
Email: nicole.patterson@tiq.qld.gov.au


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