investLogan joins forces with Griffith University

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investLogan has formed a strategic partnership with Griffith University to focus on bringing investment, social and financial returns and world-class education to the City of Logan.

The collaboration, which aims to build long term partnerships with private, public and community stakeholders, will see Griffith lead research into new opportunities, and investLogan return benefits through development opportunities.

investLogan Chairman Steve Greenwood said he hoped the partnership would lead to funding and delivering a range of projects for the City.

“Griffith University’s vision and values align with investLogan’s constitution and therefore I have no doubt this collaboration will bring great benefit to the people of Logan,” Mr Greenwood said.

“Collaborative efforts will focus on sharing research, expertise and data, engaging external partners to contribute financially or operationally and improving the overall social and economic wellbeing of Logan.

“The partnership mirrors investLogan’s mandate to collaborate, unlock opportunities, undertake exemplar projects, demonstrate drive and innovation, advocate for stakeholder groups and operate with a level of commerciality.”

investLogan Chairman Steve Greenwood said opportunities to partner with state agencies had previously been underutilised in Logan, but investLogan was looking to leverage these opportunities.

“Collaboration is investLogan’s key driver and this outlook will continue to open significant opportunities for the Logan community.”

“This is the main way we operate, and we partner with local businesses, state agencies, charities and individuals wherever we can, because that is how we maximise growth opportunities for our community.”

Griffith University Pro Vice Chancellor and Head of Logan Campus, Linda O’Brien said Griffith University is proud to play a vital role within the Logan community through strong partnerships.

“Through our partnerships we hope to bring facilities owned and operated by partners in areas such as health onto the campus to deepen our teaching and research through such relationships and create value for the Logan community,” Ms O’Brien said.

Professor Anne Tiernan, Dean (Engagement) in the Griffith Business School also welcomed the partnership.

“It builds on university-business-government-community collaborations that are growing prosperity and wellbeing in the city,” Professor Tiernan said.

“These include the Yunus Centre, the Griffith Tax Clinic, the Regional Innovation Data Lab and the successful Innovation and Entrepreneurship Seminar Series supported by the Logan and Redlands Councils.

“We look forward to what we can do together to leverage our respective and collective capabilities.”

Representatives from investLogan and Griffith University met for a Boardroom Lunch on Thursday October 31 to formalise the partnership and identify opportunities to kick off the relationship.

Picture:  Linda O’Brien, Griffith University Pro Vice Chancellor and Head of Logan Campus