The emerging importance of demonstrating research impact makes the story you tell and how you tell it more important than ever.
Perfect Pitch, part of the Real World Futures program, will be an addition to the university calendar, aimed at both showcasing the presentation of research and celebrating its use of innovation and technology.

It will involve:
1. A call for submissions aimed at engaging an informed general audience about the importance of a piece of research while highlighting the innovative techniques involved in the work;
2. Twelve submissions will be selected for further development as a pitch. This will give each contender access to one-on-one mentoring and coaching to refine their pitch.
3. All 12 will present to a QUT and invited corporate audience where a panel will select a winner and second place getter.

Is your research cutting edge and do you have the perfect pitch to excite potential partners and the public about it?

Better still, how can you get a better pitch...
The emerging importance of demonstrating research impact makes the story you tell and how you tell it more important than ever.
Perfect Pitch, part of the Real World Futures program, will be an addition to the university calendar, aimed at both showcasing the presentation of research and celebrating its use of innovation and technology.

It will involve:
1. A call for submissions aimed at engaging an informed general audience about the importance of a piece of research while highlighting the innovative techniques involved in the work;
2. Twelve submissions will be selected for further development as a pitch. This will give each contender access to one-on-one mentoring and coaching to refine their pitch.
3. All 12 will present to a QUT and invited corporate audience where a panel will select a winner and second place getter.

Is your research cutting edge and do you have the perfect pitch to excite potential partners and the public about it?

Better still, how can you get a better pitch?

The Real World Futures program wants to showcase our most compelling research and researchers in a public forum on October 21.

We want 10 researchers to present a summary of their work, its importance and, particularly, the innovation they are using to a university and public audience.

The contenders will be future-focussed and have the chance to polish their presentation skills in the lead-up to the forum through a coaching and mentoring program.

There will be a judging panel and a prize pool of $5000 to be shared by the first three place getters.

Here’s how to become a contender:
1. Outline your pitch by short video of up to 1 minute through this link on the Real World Futures website by 27 September ALTERNATIVELY nominate by 17 September to present your 1 minute pitch in person on Monday 21 September.
2. The 10 presenters will be chosen in the week commencing September 28 and be connected with appropriate coaches or mentors to refine their pitches;
3. The presentations will be at 5pm on October 21, 2015 in the Forum Room of P Block.

Terms and conditions are here and you can direct further inquiries to Kathy McCabe at the Real World Futures program Kathy.mccabe@qut.edu.au.

The Real World Futures program, an initiative of the Vice-Chancellor, is focussed on the issues of future working, future thinking and future living and what they mean to the university and its community.
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