Boeing @ UQ

How to demonstrate long term commitment to deep industry and academic engagement

Ian Harris
The University of Queensland

Jason Armstrong
Boeing Research and Technology Australia

Outcomes and impact of the case
The key benefits for Boeing and UQ from this initiative will include:
• showcasing of UQ and Boeing’s commitment to industry led research and innovation, aligned with the Commonwealth Government National Innovation and Science Agenda;
• enhanced collaboration between Boeing and UQ research staff in relation to existing and future collaborations and through the bi-directional leverage of research facilities/resources;
• UQ Research Higher Degree student engagement with industry focused research;
• Inspiration for undergraduate students contemplating aerospace and related careers
• increased Boeing and UQ collaborative research in multiple
• increased UQ competitiveness in industry facing research funding schemes (eg ARC LP, ARC ITRP and Advance Queensland Innovation Partnerships);
• increased Boeing special guest teaching in undergraduate & post-graduate programs;
• Boeing support of opportunities for Women in Engineering;
• strengthened UQ profile in the broader Boeing Company;
• enhanced recruitment access for Boeing to UQ graduates (both undergraduate and postgraduate);
• opportunity for further joint and/or adjunct academic appointments for Boeing research staff; and
• cost effective facilities with an optimized research layout and better access to conference rooms & other diversified staff facilities on the UQ campus.

For policy impact setting refer to AFR interview with Dennis Muilenburg