Advance Queensland Delegation to 2024 Tropical Innovation Festival, Cairns

Information on how to apply for a ticket to the 2024 Tropical Innovation Festival as part of the Advance Queensland Delegation.

  • Tropical Innovation Festival is coming to Cairns from 17 to 21 June 2024
  • Advance Queensland is supporting 40 eligible Queensland innovators, ecosystem enablers and entrepreneurs to attend
  • Applications for eligible applicants close 5pm, Friday 03 May 2024.

About Tropical Innovation Festival

Tropical Innovation Festival is an opportunity to celebrate innovation and entrepreneurship while being inspired, learning and connecting in Tropical North Queensland.

From 17 to 21 June, Cairns will host more than 50 events, including the innovators conference aboard a dive boat on the world-heritage Great Barrier Reef.

The Festival features global entrepreneurs, CEOs, government leaders, investors, innovation visionaries and razor-sharp subject matter experts and a week-long program of inspiring keynotes, learning events, workshops, lunch and learns, masterclasses, networking events, pitching opportunities, and mentoring sessions.  

Funding and support

Advance Queensland is supporting 40 Queensland innovators and ecosystem enablers to attend the Festival. Expressions of interest are sought from organisations.

Please note: Advance Queensland support covers the Festival ticket only – successful applicants are responsible for any other costs such as travel and accommodation associated with their attendance at the Festival.


To be eligible for this opportunity, you must:

  • be a business, social enterprise or start-up organisation and/or ecosystem builder headquartered in Queensland as of April 2024
  • have an Australian Business Number(ABN)
  • have no more than 100 full-time-equivalent employees
  • not be a subsidiary of a group of companies that has more than 100 FTEs in total
  • Only one (1) application per ABN or a financial beneficiary of a business
  • Enterprises with a focus on embedding innovation and entrepreneurial business models and products/services, and/or building the regional innovation ecosystem.

Expression of interest process and timeframes

Before completing your expression of interest, please read the eligibility criteria, and agree to the privacy statement when submitting your application.

Complete the application form to be considered for this opportunity.

Successful applicants will be notified by the end May 2024. 

Visit the Tropical Innovation Festival website for more information or to register for the event.