Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation
School of Chemical Engineering

Fostering Innovation

The Centre is working to identify and support innovations and innovators with potentially sustainable solutions to the major challenges in the production and utilisation of energy and materials. .

Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Award (SISCA)

Each year, The UQ Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation calls for all innovators, game-changers and entrepreneurs who want to make a positive impact on global sustainability. The UQ Dow Centre and UQ IdeaHub are offering a total of $60,000 in cash prizes and a comprehensive Entrepreneurship Development Program to students who can successfully pitch an innovative engineering idea that addresses global sustainability issues through the production and use of energy and materials.  Click here for more information. 

Workshop Sponsoring

The Dow Centre will support workshops that seek to promote or investigate technical innovations that contribute to sustainable production and use of energy, food, water, commodities and chemicals. This can be either by way of a financial donation or an in-kind contribution (for example by providing suitable space within our centre). For information on how to apply for funding, please contact dowcentre@uq.edu.au.