Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies.
Brisbane: Pullenvale, Qld (Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies)
Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies has established a critical mass of expertise that delivers leading-edge technologies and high-value products and processes to the resources sector.
26 December 2007 | Updated 30 January 2013
The Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies (QCAT) was developed as a partnership between CSIRO and the Queensland Government.
QCAT is a world-class research and development precinct that provides outstanding science, engineering and innovation to the Australian mining, exploration, minerals processing and manufacturing industries.
The Centre underpins Australia’s leadership in the global resources sector and demonstrates the commitment of the Queensland Government to maintaining that leadership.
Located at Pullenvale, in Brisbane’s western suburbs, QCAT undertakes approximately A$50 million of research and development each year.
Our work contributes to National Research Flagships, including:
QCAT is home to researchers from the following CSIRO Divisions:
The Technology Transfer Centre
The Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies is a focal point for interaction between researchers and industry.
There is a strong onsite committment to furthering technology transfer in the resources industries.
The co-location and support of commercial enterprises and other research providers at QCAT's Technology Transfer Centre provides a thriving environment for the exchange of insight, information and technolgy.
Research providers based at QCAT's Technology Transfer Centre include:
Commercial tenants include:
Rio Tinto ALCAN Queensland Research and Development Centre
The A$2.4 million purpose-built centre is developing new technologies and enhancing existing alumina production processes to produce more alumina from less raw materials and energy, and lower waste and emissions.
The laboratory was constructed with financial support from the Australian and Queensland Governments, and has won awards for its design.
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