Scott Millar - Round 2, 2017 Champion

Holographic digital young gun inspiring others into STEM

Launching BOP Industries at just 15 years of age, Scott Millar has grown his start-up from selling keyrings at local markets to now providing holographic entertainment to companies across Australia in a range of different industries from events to retail, education and theatre. Scott works with his team, comprised of mostly school friends, delivering their technology to a wide range of clients. They are developing their technology further, finding new uses for it and expanding their reach.

It all started as part of a Year 9 business assignment, spending only $100 to get the company off the ground. Scott’s passion and determination has seen his Brisbane start-up at the forefront of holographic technology, projecting almost anything or anyone!

Scott is now also sharing his passion and encouraging others to get involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through his STEM-maker workshops.

He hosted the first STEM-maker workshop at the World Science Festival 2017 with 4,000 participants over four days, from the ages of three to 83, filming and bringing to life their very own holograms.

The popularity, success and huge demand for the workshop has led Scott to deliver the interactive and hands-on sessions across Queensland as well as the rest of Australia.

The workshops aim to prove that STEM is more than just sitting behind a computer doing algorithms, showing it can be fun, creative and very simple. Participants get to:

  • experiment with holograms, augmented reality and artificial intelligence
  • learn how today’s technology works
  • learn how to use new and emerging digital technology
  • see how STEM can be creative, fun and easy.

Scott is also sharing his story to encourage others to follow in his footsteps. He discusses STEM education, digital innovation and entrepreneurship across Queensland.

As a Community Digital Champion, Scott will deliver many more STEM-maker workshops across the state. He also plans to speak, facilitate and coordinate workshops with a focus on showing Queenslanders how artificial intelligence, augmented reality and holograms can be made simply and easily. He will also work on developing his current technology further, fostering and promoting emerging technologies.

Scott is nominated by: Brisbane Marketing

Holographic digital young gun inspiring others into STEM

Launching BOP Industries at just 15 years of age, Scott Millar has grown his start-up from selling keyrings at local markets to now providing holographic entertainment to companies across Australia in a range of different industries from events to retail, education and theatre. Scott works with his team, comprised of mostly school friends, delivering their technology to a wide range of clients. They are developing their technology further, finding new uses for it and expanding their reach.

It all started as part of a Year 9 business assignment, spending only $100 to get the company off the ground. Scott’s passion and determination has seen his Brisbane start-up at the forefront of holographic technology, projecting almost anything or anyone!

Scott is now also sharing his passion and encouraging others to get involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through his STEM-maker workshops.

He hosted the first STEM-maker workshop at the World Science Festival 2017 with 4,000 participants over four days, from the ages of three to 83, filming and bringing to life their very own holograms.

The popularity, success and huge demand for the workshop has led Scott to deliver the interactive and hands-on sessions across Queensland as well as the rest of Australia.

The workshops aim to prove that STEM is more than just sitting behind a computer doing algorithms, showing it can be fun, creative and very simple. Participants get to:

  • experiment with holograms, augmented reality and artificial intelligence
  • learn how today’s technology works
  • learn how to use new and emerging digital technology
  • see how STEM can be creative, fun and easy.

Scott is also sharing his story to encourage others to follow in his footsteps. He discusses STEM education, digital innovation and entrepreneurship across Queensland.

As a Community Digital Champion, Scott will deliver many more STEM-maker workshops across the state. He also plans to speak, facilitate and coordinate workshops with a focus on showing Queenslanders how artificial intelligence, augmented reality and holograms can be made simply and easily. He will also work on developing his current technology further, fostering and promoting emerging technologies.

Scott is nominated by: Brisbane Marketing