Ignite Program

Ignite your Innovation into business success!

Innovation isn't just a buzzword; it's the force that transforms the world around us. Just a few decades ago, many of the things we now consider ordinary were the stuff of science fiction.

By supporting innovation we’re working together to create a better life for everyone.

Whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur with a track record of success, a small or medium-sized business aiming to make your mark, or someone in the early stages of tinkering with a novel idea, you're not alone.

Through Advance Queensland there’s a whole spectrum of support and guidance to help you grow your ideas.

From expert advice to funding opportunities, mentorship programs to invaluable networking connections, the innovation landscape is brimming with resources to propel you forward.

Start your innovation journey, develop your vision, turbo-charge your prototype, and take your product to market with the support you need to ignite your vision into success.

Join us in making Queensland a hub of innovation, where ideas become action, challenges turn into opportunities, and success stories are written every day. Your contribution can be the catalyst for change and progress. Let's work together to create a future we can all be proud of.

Help and support for your innovation journey

The innovation journey is a rollercoaster of creativity and progress. From sparking initial ideas and concepts, to testing and refining prototypes and products, it's a path of discovery. It's about turning dreams into tangible realities, all while adapting and improving along the way. Embrace the twists, celebrate the milestones, and create something amazing, maybe with some help from our Ignite programs!

Your innovation journey

Welcome to the thrilling start of your innovation journey!

Here's where ideas are born and explored. It's the place where creativity runs wild, where you challenge assumptions, and envision the impact your idea could have. This is where the spark of innovation ignites – the exciting beginning of something BIG.

Transform ideas into reality using sketches, wireframe, 3D rendering, CAD designs, flowcharts, digital mock-ups, and diagrams.

Connect with us to find help to get you to the next step in the innovation journey.

A working model brings your idea to life.

It's the stage where you roll up your sleeves, test things out, and make your concept actually work. You're not just talking about it – you're showing that it's the real deal. This is where your idea gets its groove and gets ready to shine.

You could be our next Ignite Spark hero. Take your prototype to the next level with up to $75K of funding and business mentoring through Ignite+

Apply by 31 Oct 2023.

Find out more.

Your product or service is good to go!

Now, it's showtime – real users get to try it out. This is when you gather feedback and give things a final polish before the official launch.

You might be ready for an Ignite Ideas boost with up to $200K of funding available for commercialisation activities and business mentoring through Ignite+

Apply by 29 Sept 2023.

Find out more.

Your innovation is a battle-tested idea, all set for customers.

It's time for those finishing touches. Smooth out any wrinkles, get your marketing game on point, and make sure everything's running like a well-oiled machine for your big public launch. It's like getting ready for a grand opening – you want everything to be just right when the curtains rise.

Don’t rest on your laurels it’s time to think about upscaling, expanding and your next fantastic idea.

Check out our range of support programs to keep you on the road to success.

Seize opportunities, explore your options, and let your innovative spirit flourish

Get ready to be a part of Queensland's incredible innovation journey. You have a unique role to play in shaping our success story.

So, if you're holding onto a groundbreaking concept, it's time to bring it out into the light! If you're an expert in your field, your knowledge can spark new breakthroughs. If you're an investor, your support can turn promising ideas into reality. Every step you take, every idea you share, every connection you make – it all counts.

Give your ideas wings, the resources you need are at your fingertips:

Be the next chapter in Queensland’s innovation success story

Take a look at the innovations and achievements of some of our past Ignite funding recipients. Their dedication and ingenuity are reshaping industries and making the world a better place. Look out for more inspiring stories as Queensland's innovations continue to make waves on a global scale.

Ignite Program Information and Q and A Webinar  

Watch the Q and A Webinar to get the scoop on Ignite Program objectives, eligibility and assessment criteria, and the application process for the Ignite Ideas and Ignite Spark programs. 

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