Are you a student? Accelerate Your Career! 

At ICB we solve real business problems by connecting industry to QUT.  We collaborate with QUT academics and Cisco Engineers to nurture student interns throughout a paid real-world project. ICB projects have ranged across a vast variety of different sectors, spanning engineering, data science, computing, science, finance, marketing, cyber security and more! If you’re currently looking for paid work experience and would like to apply your studies to a real-world environment – this may be the perfect opportunity!

For students studying both technical and non-technical degrees we have a range of internships providing real-world experience with industry leaders. Our proven internship program enables students to work alongside a diverse and highly experienced team to develop their skills and industry knowledge.

Are you a business with a problem you want solved? 

External organisations working with us have access to a student talent pool that is equipped with industry-focused knowledge and expertise, in addition to support from the ICP team to help your organisation succeed.

From our industry partners

As someone who is neither a biologist, food specialist (although, I am a big fan of food!), nor engineer, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to develop an engineering solution to an important future food challenge. The event really opened up possibilities for innovation and creativity, and particularly encouraged cross-disciplinary collaboration.

Each stage of the process was well structured and supported with experts, learning modules and materials to help us come up with the best pitch we could at the end of the week. I really enjoyed every aspect of this and look forward to joining more in the future! – Lauren Fell

Seeing students come together for the Youth Research Forum to solve future food challenges was a great learning experience for me. I am very excited to be mentoring a team over the next three months. I am going to support them with my scientific knowledge to develop a prototype for small-scale mycoprotein production. – Dr Marius Jessen

The Youth Research Forum

“Young Queenslanders are socially and environmentally conscious and are passionate about the future of this state. By allowing our young people to shape the research priorities in Queensland, we are ensuring that they feel heard and that their views of the future are validated.” | Minister for Science and Youth Affairs Meaghan Scanlon MP

The Youth Research Forum (YRF) is a state government initiative driven by the Department of Environment and Science in collaboration with ICB. The YRF provides an opportunity for young Queenslanders to be involved in setting priorities and selecting research projects that matter to them. In 2022 QUT was awarded a $200,000 grant which has been split across YRF cohorts. The ICB YRF was led in partnership with QUT’s Centre for Future EnterpriseQUT Entrepreneurship, and QUT’s School of Biology and Science.

The QUT YRF focused on designing for future food – food innovations that are human-friendly and carbon neutral. The program includes a three-phase, structured ideation-to-prototype program:


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Digital Tech Prototyping

Explore 100sqm of state-of-the-art Cisco innovation where you can trial and learn about new technologies in a non-operational environment.


Trusted Retail Research

Our partnership with QUT means we can connect you with multidisciplinary research expertise to support your organisation’s research and development needs throughout the ideation process.


Qld Regional Innovation

ICB is committed to driving Regional Innovation in Queensland through connected partnerships. These partnerships are unlocking innovative opportunities and new ways of living, learning, working and engaging.


Sports Tech

Now is a generational opportunity for Queensland, Australia, to be a global leader in sports, sports tech, and adjacent industries.


Women In Leadership

ICB is committed to equipping high-performing female CIO and CTO STEM champions with advanced management and leadership skills tailored for the tech industry.


Cisco Expertise

Our team of Cisco tech experts will help you navigate the complex world of technology and work with you to explore your digital needs.


Accelerating Student Talent

Our ‘classroom to boardroom’ philosophy means you will gain access to future-focused ideas and expertise as our students work to solve your real-world challenges.

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Innovation Central Brisbane please contact us.