FLA/TSBE on tour with Life Sciences Qld

8:00am Friday, 20 October 2017
10:00pm Friday, 20 October 2017
Brisbane, Queensland 4000

Food Leaders Australia and TSBE are hitting the road with Stonestreets Coaches to take members with an interest in innovation on two site visits. Attendees will get to see latest research that's developing the new products and industries of tomorrow. There will also be the opportunity to network at Life Science Queensland's Australasian Bio-energy and Bio-products Symposium (TABBS) 2017 for their Globally Engaging Networking Event (GENE) that evening.

Site Visit 1 - Microalgae Systems, UQ
Centre for Solar Biotechnology Pilot Plant  

By 2050, the human population is forecast to expand from 7.5 to 9.7 billion people. Growing food, fuel and water demands along with their environmental impacts have inspired the Centre for Solar Biotechnology, which connects 30 international research teams and industry partners, to accelerate the innovation and commercialism of photosynthetic green algae technologies with applications in:

  • Aquaculture Feeds
  • Renewable Fuels
  • Water Purification
  • Therapeutic treatments and functional foods
  • More efficient and effective cropping technologies using 10 times less water for 10 times production
  • CO2 utilisation and a clean, green and renewable future

Site Visit 2 - Robotics Program, QUT 

Visit the headquarters of the world's first robotic vision centre, a $25.6m venture with more than 100 researchers spanning robotics and computer vision. Hear first-hand about this technology (listed below) and how it is being applied to address the sustainable growth and international competitiveness of our agriculture, infrastructure, logistics, construction and healthcare industries. 

  • Computer-vision weed detection and classification in broad acre and horticulture applications
  • Computer-vision produce grading in horticultural applications
  • Alternative weed destruction methods
  • Robotic weed and crop manipulation
  • Multi-robot operation planning, navigation, and motion control
  • Vehicle design optimisation 
  • Legal and socio-economic aspects of agricultural robotics
  • Unmanned Airborne Vehicle (UAV) and ground-vehicle enabled remote sensing 

 Networking Event 

GENE is a prestigious event attended by many in the industry - bringing together key Australian, North American, European, Asian and Canadian Life Sciences Leaders, for an evening of networking and entertainment.  

All transport and refreshments are included. 

Seats are limited so please book your place today and join us on this highly enjoyable and enlightening expedition. 

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Contact Information

Katrina Rojek