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Testing Within Government

Supports Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to improve the positioning of their ICT products to address business problems, while collaborating with the Queensland Government.

What's important

  • Funding of $25,000 available to successful applicants.
  • Supports Queensland-based SMEs to test and refine their products.
  • 12-week program starts from early June 2017.
  • Eligibility criteria apply.
  • Applications are now closed.
  • The proposed products must address one of the problem statements.

Problem statements

Your product must address one of the problem statements in an innovative way.


To be eligible, you must:

  • be a Queensland-based business with less than 200 full-time equivalent staff, which:
    • is a company incorporated in Queensland, or
    • can demonstrate a clear road to market that will deliver jobs to Queensland
  • be registered for GST
  • have a product which is at, or beyond, minimum viable product, and is able to address 1 of the problems and preferably be a software-as-a-service solution
  • pass a due diligence check (undertaken at the shortlisting stage of assessment).

How to apply

Submissions are now closed.

For more information on the Testing Within Government program, refer to the:

How you will be assessed

You will be assessed on:

  • your product's ability to address the selected problem in an innovative way
  • anticipated benefits to you from your participation in the program
  • your ability to execute the program in the 12-week timeframe
  • anticipated benefits for Queensland.

About Testing Within Government

The Testing Within Government (TWiG) program allows small to medium enterprises (SMEs) to improve the positioning of their products by working collaboratively with Queensland Government on a number of business problems. Successful applicants will receive funding to test and refine their product while addressing real business problems.

At the end of the 12-week program applicants have an opportunity to showcase their products and their TWiG program experience to a wide group of government and industry representatives.

Being part of the TWiG program is an opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and experience, improving the potential to access broader commercial opportunities in Queensland, Australia and internationally.

Funding recipients

The 2016 TWiG program concluded on 7 December with a showcase event where the businesses presented their innovative solutions, lessons learned and experience gained during the program. Five SMEs were awarded funding in 2016.

Watch a highlight video from the 2016 TWiG showcase event:

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Last updated
13 April, 2017

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