Established in 2000, the QCIF membership currently comprises six of the Queensland public universities as full members, and one as associate member:

            The University of Queensland

                               The Queensland University of Technology

             Griffith University

               James Cook University

                     Central Queensland University

                The University of Southern Queensland

                                Associate member: The University of the Sunshine Coast



For Industry

QCIF Industry Innovation Program

QCIF straddles the business and research worlds creating opportunities for accelerating innovation. Our industry innovation program fosters and develops computationally-based projects between industry, government and member universities. The collaborative projects bring together university member research and computational expertise, and industry domain experience, to address complex challenges.

Benefits of the program include:

  • Applications where government and business can immediate rapid benefit from large-scale computation, data management, analysis and visualisation
  • Research teams to collaborate with government and business identifying opportunities and scoping the application of their research
  • New research initiated as a result of issues identified during R&D projects conducted for industry and government
  • Research transitioned to commercial and government utilisation through QCIF experience and “foundry” processes
  • QCIF R&D project management and software engineering skills to adapt research into profitable applications where necessary
  • Government and industry recruitment of graduates with the skills to take prototypes of advanced applications into production

The innovation program is aimed at all types of businesses from Small Medium Enterprises through to large mutli-nationals. QCIF may provide some seed funding and can help identify funding sources to leverage business investment in the program.
For more information regarding the program please contact:

Troy Lockett 

QCIF Business Development & Communications Manager

email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mob: +61 4 0232 1906

Ph: +617 3365 7534


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For the use of HPC infrastructure, including the National Computational Infrastructure

High performance computing facilities are located at each of the QCIF member partners. If you are a staff member or student at UQ, QUT, Griffith, JCU, CQU or USQ, please contact your institution's HPC/eResearch department initially:


National Computational Infrastructure

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For Researchers

In a research world increasingly dominated by ICT, QCIF can help you with the computational, data storage, and software needs of your project/s. We take care of the technical side of things so you can get on with making fast, stress-free discoveries.

  • If you are a researcher in need of extra computing capacity, get a free QCIF account to use our supercomputing facilities.
  • Got a big research project and need help with project management? QCIF Business Development Manager Troy Lockett can help: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Drowning in an ocean of data? Our QRIScloud will help you back to dry land
  • Need a partner to support your grant application? We have helped research groups with eResearch, tools & infrastructure grants. Contact Nigel Ward our eResearch Manager: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We have dedicated eResearch staff located at UQ, Griffith, QUT, USQ, CQU and JCU to assist researchers and projects.

We are in the unique position of being able to draw on a network of state and national collaborative resources. These allow us to provide Queensland researchers with a full suite of eResearch services.