The Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education helps shape Australia’s future economy through skills, learning, discovery and innovation.Together with the wider portfolio, we are working to accelerate productivity growth and secure Australia’s prosperity in a competitive global economy.Collaboration, education and a strong science and research base are keys to success. We engage with business, research bodies, tertiary education sectors, government and the broader community to create and build economic and social benefits. Our focus is on promoting innovation across the economy and shaping the businesses, industries and workforce to turn these opportunities into outcomes.

The Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) is a national collaborative venture supporting the mathematical sciences, which are critical to Australia’s scientific and economic capacity. AMSI was established in 2002 with initial funding from its member institutions and the Victorian Government’s Science, Technology and Innovation Infrastructure grants program. AMSI’s mission is to promote and strengthen the understanding and use of the mathematical sciences in Australia’s culture, science and economy.


The Winter School is hosted by the University of Queensland (UQ), one of Australia's premier learning and research institutions. It is the largest and oldest university in Queensland and has produced generations of graduates who have gone on to become leaders in all areas of society and industry. The University is a founding member of the national Group of Eight, an alliance of research-strong "sandstone" universities committed to ensuring that Australia has higher education institutions which are genuinely world class. It belongs also to the global Universitas21 alliance. This group aims to enhance the quality of university outcomes through international benchmarking and a joint venture e-learning project with the Thomson Corporation.



QCIF, the Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation, is a not-for-profit company founded in 2000 with six Queensland university members. QCIF has created a state-wide collaboration providing Queensland researchers with access to world-class high-performance computing and large-scale data-storage infrastructure together with expertise, services and support for the effective research application of the infrastructure.

Outcomes delivered as a result of the collaboration include a national bioinformatics facility, the Australian copy of the pan-European bioinformatics data collection, and research excellence in areas dependent on computational infrastructure – genomics, tropical biodiversity, climate change adaptation, hypersonics, quantum computing, coal-seam gas, environmental management and water grid optimisation to name a few. By transitioning research excellence into business and government innovation and productivity QCIF and its members are helping to realise the Towards Q2 strategic goals.

Biarri is an Australian owned and operated company that was established in 2008 to help businesses operate more efficiently and profitably by leveraging commercial mathematics. We provide business analytics and optimisation tools for a variety of applications.

Biarri uses the latest Operations Research and software development methods to solve complex business problems. We build solutions with a focus on the user experience using clean, simple design delivered through hosted services to deliver accessible value to our clients. 

The Biarri team has the right mix of mathematical, software development, design and business skills and experience to develop solutions for complex real world problems.