About Taylor's University Innovation Festival (InnoFest)
Taylor's InnoFest is an innovation festival digital platform showcasing on going design thinking, creativity, direct research and development projects undertaken by undergraduate and postgraduates students in the university. This event aspires to promote the spirit and culture of creativity and innovation throughout the university showcasing students works that provoke discussion, stimulate ideas, collaborations and aligning research outputs to Technology Readiness Level 1 to 9 (TRL). Projects with market and/or social driven potential which solves macro or micro economic or social challenges are identified during the festival and these project teams are mentored and given an opportunity to scale up, pitching to investors, transfer technology, productization collaboration and/or go to market via spin-off or startups.
Taylor's InnoFest are twice a year and will feature project exhibitions by students from 7 schools, a conference and industry driven webinars. Schools involved are the School of Computer Science and Engineering, Taylor's Design School, School of Bioscience, School of Food & Gastronomy, School of Media & Communication, School of Architecture, Building and Design, Business School and School of Education. Final year engineering students will also be presenting their project at the International Engineering Research Conference (EURECA).
About the tagline and logo
Everything around us, other than nature, are designed. Meaning, they all have to go through a process upon which various elements are integrated and packaged in a manner that makes it useful. What make some more useful and desirable than others, we believe, is capture in the BUT model. A desirable product/solution is one where the technology needed to implement it is available, there is business for it and the usage model of the product/solution has been well considered i.e., it has been well designed. The tagline "where technology meets design and business" captured the essence of the BUT model and of our aspiration for our students work to embody this philosophy. It is also captured in the logo for this event with the 3 swirls, one representing each discipline in the BUT model, meeting in the middle.
Taylor's Innofest Exhibitors
School of Hospitality, Tourism & Events
School of Media and Communication
School of Computer Science and
The Design School
School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
School of Biosciences
School of Food Studies & Gastronomy
School of Architecture, Building and
Taylor's Business School
Taylor's InnoFest 2021
Where technology meets design and business