Redlands innovators connect at Myriad innovation festival

TEN innovators and startups from the Redlands and Logan have connected with global leaders at the Myriad innovation festival in Brisbane.

Ministers Shannon Fentiman and Di Farmer with Redlander Scott Millar.

Ministers Shannon Fentiman and Di Farmer with Redlander Scott Millar.

Among the Redlands delegates was Scott Millar, founder of holographic projections start-up BOP Industries and a recent graduate from Sheldon College.

“My favourite part of Myriad is the diverse cross-section of the ecosystem you get to connect with,” Mr Millar said.

Other Redland and Logan delegates were Tony Sharp from Substation 33, Brad Apps from EC Connect, Anne Livingstone from Global Community Resourcing, Zac Iqbal from STOCR, Nick Kamols from Powerwells, William Pagnon from Freelance Robotics, Nathan Smith from Switchnode, Andrew Wight from Adieu, and Shane Sadkowsky from Space Plants.

Redlands MP Kim Richards said she was proud to have so many entrepreneurs from the Redland and Logan region represented at Myriad.

“This initiative gave our innovators a chance to share their knowledge with the world’s best and bring new ideas home,” she said.

Innovation Minister Kate Jones said the Palaszczuk Government’s Advancing Regional Innovation Program funded up to 120 innovative business leaders from regional Queensland to attend the festival which brought together some of the world’s most influential thinkers, entrepreneurs, startups, investors and students.

“We’re committed to growing our innovation sector,” Ms Jones said.

“Providing innovative regional businesses with the means to attend Myriad is another way we’re strengthening their capabilities.”

“We have such great talent in our regions and we want to make sure they benefit from Queensland’s largest innovation festival.”

Myriad 2018 is at the Royal International Convention Centre from May 16 to 18.