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Entrepreneurs and startups

Advancing Regional Innovation Program

Encourages innovation across Queensland and supports local economies to create jobs for regional Queenslanders.

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Business Development Fund

Helps to turn ideas into reality with co-investment in Queensland businesses at the forefront of commercialising ground-breaking research or innovations.

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Queensland Business Grants and Assistance Finder

Business Grants and Assistance Finder

Quickly identify government grants, assistance and support for your business with a new trial service.

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Commercialisation Partnership Program

Places Queensland innovators in Chinese incubators to collaborate with global expertise, access top facilities and accelerate commercial outcomes.

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Create Queensland

Provides creative YouTubers with funding, production resources and expert support to develop high-quality digital content, and reach new global audiences.

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Engaging Science Grants

Supports science engagement and communication projects, events and activities that increase the reach and impact of science in Queensland.

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Global Partnership Awards

Supports collaboration between Queensland and international innovators by offering graduates, researchers and entrepreneurs the chance to learn directly from overseas successes.

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Hot DesQ

Attracting international and interstate entrepreneurial talent to boost Queensland’s startup ecosystem and broaden our global connections.

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Ignite Ideas Fund

Supports the development of new or improved products, processes or services to secure investment, launch into global markets and grow business.

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Innovate Queensland

Helps Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) grow their business through workshops and webinars on innovation, technology commercialisation, innovation planning and R&D design.

Workshops available

PhD Industry Experience

Supporting knowledge transfer between businesses and PhD students through unpaid industry placements of up to 30 business days.

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Platform Technology Program

Supports projects that research, develop and apply emerging technologies in their execution, accelerating the development and deployment of highly collaborative, industry based platform technology projects in Queensland.

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Queensland Startup Events and Activities Fund

Builds capability within Queensland’s startup community with funding of up to 50% of total activity costs.

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Small Business Innovation Research

Provides commercial opportunities to innovators while solving Queensland Government challenges.

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Sport Science Challenge

Sport Science Challenge

Supports the development of new products, technology or processes that benefit sporting performance or participation in sport.

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Testing Within Government

Allows Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to collaborate with the Queensland Government to address business problems.

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Women in STEM prize

Showcasing inspiring women working in science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) careers whose practice aligns with Queensland’s Science and Research Priorities and has the potential to benefit Queensland.

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Young Starters’ Competition

If you’re a young Queenslander aged 15 to 24 and have a great entrepreneurial idea, you could win prizes to help you develop your startup idea.

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Young Starters' Fund

Funds eligible organisations to deliver events and activities that build entrepreneurial and startup skills in young Queenslanders.

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Last updated
20 February, 2017

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