Closed programs

The following programs are no longer available for application. Advance Queensland is focussed on fostering innovation in Queensland, and continues to provide support and funding across industry.

You can find out more about our current programs and funds here.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander PhD Scholarships

Supporting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander scholars in gaining a research PhD degree to lay the foundation for a future research career.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Fellowships

Supporting PhD qualified Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander researchers in undertaking original research that will benefit Queensland.

Biofutures Commercialisation Program

Supports bioindustrial experts to partner with Queensland researchers and businesses to scale-up and test new or improved technologies and processes at the pilot or demonstration scale.

Pathways Scholarship Program

Supporting Queenslanders to complete vocational education and transition into university studies in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) industries.

Innovation Partnerships Grants

Positions Queensland as a global innovation hub with grants to Queensland research organisations to collaborate on research projects with industry.

Johnson & Johnson Innovation Quick Fire Challenge

Drives innovative health research and development in Queensland with a top prize for winning ideas in pharmaceutical, medical devices and consumer healthcare.

PhD Scholarships

Supporting scholars in gaining a research PhD degree to lay the foundation for a future research career.

Founders' Fellowships

Supports researchers, scientists and clinicians to develop their innovations into practical commercial outcomes, and to access appropriate support.

Hot DesQ

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

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships program

Builds collaboration between universities and small business by bringing on a university graduate to work on an innovative project.

Startup Catalyst

Provides unparalleled opportunities for mission participants to experience some of the world's leading innovation hotspots through immersion programs.

Female Founders Mission

Provides funding support for up to 5 regional female founders to attend the Startup Catalyst Female Founders Mission in London.

Create Queensland

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

Industry Accelerator Program

Offers programs to help high growth small and medium sized enterprises and potential startups fast track ideas from concept to commercialisation, positioning participants to successfully market their products and services to leading edge customers.

Young Starters’ Competition 

The Young Starters' Competition helped young people connect with leading innovators, develop business skills and get a startup idea ready for investors.

Young Starters’ Fund 

The Young Starters' Fund was designed to build, attract and retain young entrepreneurial talent, and build entrepreneurial and startup skills in young Queenslanders.

Queensland Startup Events and Activities Fund 

The fund built capability within Queensland's startup community with funding of up to 50% of total activity costs.

STEM.I.AM Program 

The program aimed to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students pursuing science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) at university through targeted engagement activities for young people.

Sport Science Challenge 

The Challenge supported the development of new products, technology or processes that benefit sporting performance and participation in sport.

Testing within Government 

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

Last updated 07 Jan, 2020
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