2016 Queensland Government precinct at the Ekka
The Queensland Government Advance Queensland precinct was a huge success with approximately 6000 visitors per day walking through the display to see 12 departments and external agencies showcasing the future of technology, innovation and government initiatives across the science, education, agriculture, infrastructure, transport and energy sectors.
Visitors discovered the world of coding and watched a live game jam each day with students from SAE Brisbane Institute and Griffith University Film School.
The Upper Coomera State College STEM Academy, Milton State School, Oakleigh State School, Corinda State High School, Kedron State High School, and Fiftysix entertained and educated visitors of all ages with daily science experiments, robotics demonstrations and build-your-own tablet workshops.
Visitors could step into a virtual world or take a tour through Queensland start-ups with a 360 degree video thanks to Real Serious Games and HotDesQ.
The future of sustainable driving was on display with a fully functioning solar powered car from Team Arrow and a hybrid electric car showcasing how easy it is to recharge.
Visitors had their say on renewable energy and planned their ideal future Queensland with the help of a sketch artist. They saw how flying drone technology is used to improve road and bridge safety, and help our rural farming community manage crops.
There were many interactive elements which visitors could take part in, including child and adult sized quad bikes, photo booths and Lego building stations.
Photographs of the display and its visitors in action will be available soon.