Brisbane Port and UQ – Fruitful Partnership

The Port of Brisbane has joined forces with the University of Queensland for a $2 million research project to develop new port-related engineering solutions.

The three-year Port of Brisbane project is one of the first ventures by UQ’s Australian Institute for Business and Economics, set up last year as a new model for university-business research collaboration.

Institute Director Paul Gollan said UQ School of Civil Engineering research teams would focus on channel deepening, land reclamation and other port activities.

Through the institute, private industry can access the in-depth knowledge of hundreds of UQ researchers,” Professor Gollan said.

The institute focuses on using UQ’s expertise to tackle practical problems and come up with workable solutions for industry.

“Under this new venture, the University and the Port of Brisbane will each provide $1 million to improve Queensland’s research and development of port-related technology.”

Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd Interim Chief Executive Officer Darryl Mutzelburg said that the partnership with UQ created an ideal fusion between industry and research that would deliver significant benefits to the port.

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