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QUT KofiCon at KG: Where People & Ideas Connect (Over Free Coffee)

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Thursday, 10 May 2018 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am (AEST)

QUT KofiCon at KG: Where People & Ideas Connect (Over...

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Let's get together & make new connections

between people & ideas (while enjoying good coffee/tea)!


You are part of a vibrant community of researchers, learners & doers at QUT, creating and applying new knowledge, in a myriad of different areas. It's exciting...even more so when a diverse mix of people get together.  

KofiCon is bringing together, as our special guests, QUT HDR Students & Researchers - from any & all disciplines - to connect & share ideas in a relaxed atmosphere - over a free cup of barrista quality coffee/tea.  Others at QUT who are wanting to connect with HDR (higher degree research) students & researchers are welcome too.

Registration & Attendance

Please register if you'd like to attend, as spaces are limited (& let us know if you can't make it so that others get a chance to come along).

We will send out a confirmation email closer to the event for drinks orders.

Why KofiCon is Exciting

KofiCon is creating a meta-community of researchers and HDRs at QUT who are interested in: 

  • mixing with a diversity of thinkers
  • exchanging and exploring new ideas
  • forming new connections that bridge traditional silos and research disciplines
  • sowing the seeds for new opportunities, including in transdisiplinary research and innovation 
  • enjoying the social aspect of researching at a great place of learning which attracts other bright and inquisitive minds
  • continually learning in new ways 
  • enjoying a fun and friendly atmosphere; &/or
  • thinking about and solving real world problems and challenges, harnessing a diversity of expertise 

As we have seen from the KofiCon events, when a diversity of people across QUT connect in a relaxed setting, new acquaintances are made, friendships are built, and great things can happen - including diverse teams forming organically to collaborate, problem solve and pursue opportunities.

KofiCon Benefits

As researchers and HDRs, we know there's a growing impetus for research that is impactful, engaging, innovative, and transdisciplinary.  At QUT we find this echoed and imprinted in the Strategic Blueprint 5.

In addition to enjoying a warm beverage in good company, you may find KofiCon helps you in each of the above aspects.

We know that providing opportunities to connect in a KofiCon context can increase:

  • collaboration
  • knowledge sharing 
  • learning
  • problem solving
  • creativity
  • innovation
  • novel research
  • transdisciplinary research
  • access to new funding
  • competitive advantage
  • efforts to identify and address real world problems & grand challenges
  • connections to new research partners in industry & other sectors
  • other synergies and benefits


KofiCon is brought to you by QUT foundry & QUT Business School (Dynamic Capabilities of Innovation & Change research group). 



QUT foundry is here to help inspire, connect, and enable QUT connected students, staff, researchers, graduates and alumni to solve problems, shape opportunities, leverage technologies, and realise ideas and dreams to start, build and scale businesses and social enterprisess, for economic and positive impact.  We also connect with our community! Connect with us on social media at @QUTfoundry on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and feel free to sign up to our newsletter here.


Have questions about QUT KofiCon at KG: Where People & Ideas Connect (Over Free Coffee)? Contact QUT foundry

When & Where

QUT Kelvin Grove (KG) Campus
Cnr Musk and Victoria Park Rd
"The Terrace", Level 5, R Block (Library)
Brisbane City, QLD 4059

Thursday, 10 May 2018 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am (AEST)

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