UQ Business School academic to teach masterclass in innovation

8 May 2009
UQ Business School expert Dr Tim Kastelle will teach a masterclass in innovation entitled Innovation: More than just iPhones during Brisbane's CitySmart Innovation Festival 2009. Dr Kastelle said the masterclass, to be held on Monday 25 May from 5-7.00pm at Brisbane Square, would highlight the range of ways companies can and do innovate. "Many companies think that if they're not inventing the latest electronic gadget they aren't innovative," he said. "In fact there are many ways that firms can innovate and the purpose of this masterclass is to discuss the different ways that innovation can occur. "It is critical that firms continue to innovate, even in testing times, and I hope the masterclass will encourage and inspire participants." The masterclass presented by Dr Kastelle will be held on level 16, Brisbane Square, 266 George Street from 5-7.00pm on Monday 25 May. Dr Kastelle lectures in Innovation Management and also shares his expertise with participants on the School's Corporate Education course in Innovation Leadership. More than 70 events promoting innovative technologies will be held under this year's CitySmart Innovation Festival from 18 May to 5 June. Brisbane will host the CitySmart Innovation Festival 09 from 18 May to 5 June 2009. Over 70 events will bring together businesses, policy makers, researchers and organisations to explore innovative opportunities promoting greater Sustainability. Responding to climate change is a key challenge facing governments, businesses and communities around the world. Through the theme of 'Innovative technologies for Sustainable cities', the CitySmart Innovation Festival celebrates the innovators and businesses turning ideas into real-world solutions. An exciting program of workshops, forums, debates, and site tours will take place around Brisbane and South East Queensland. For further information about this year's event calendar visit our www.ausinnovation.org or telephone 07 3403 4116.