MIT REAP Team Queensland’s regional focus is on the state of Queensland of the Commonwealth of Australia, which is located in the north-east of the country. The team is represented by stakeholders from all five stakeholder groups, including Queensland University of Technology, Queensland Government Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation, Blue Sky Ventures, and Rio Tinto.

Team Members

Risk Capital

Innovation Ecosystem Stakeholder Model

Arun Sharma
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Queensland University of Technology
Damien Walker
Director General,Department of Innovation and Tourism Industry Development
Jamie Merrick
Director-General, Queensland Government
Alastair Mathias
General Manager, Automation and Technology, Productivity & Technical Support at Rio Tinto
Wayne Gerard
CEO & Co-Founder, RedEye
Elaine Stead
Investment Director, Blue Sky Ventures
Jillian Scherf
General Manager, Rio Tinto
Bronwyn Harch
Executive Director, Institute for Future Environments, Queensland University of Technology
Martin Obschonka
Associate Professor Entrepreneurship, QUT Business School
Rowena Barrett
Head of School, QUT Business School
Rachel Parker
Assistant Dean (Research), Queensland University of Technology
Steve Wilson
Chief Operating Officer, Queensland Government
Char-Lee Moyle
Research Fellow, Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research, QUT
Claire Enkera
Personal Assistant, QUT

Team Strategy

  • Challenge & Opportunity:
  • Strategy & Action

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Core Regional Metrics

Economic & Social Progress

Social progress and economic prosperity as a collective measure of development in a region.

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Innovation-Driven Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Innovation-Driven Entrepreneurial Ecosystems are regional environments that effectively support startups focused on addressing global markets based on technological, process or business model innovation.

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Innovation Capacity

Ability to develop new to the world innovations from inception through to the market.


Team News

June 29, 2017

Queensland awarded coveted international entrepreneurship program


QUT champions entrepreneurship to boost home-grown tech to the world

June 12, 2018

Future of Mining Innovation