Corporate Innovation Network

Queensland has an ecosystem of innovative businesses that are using emerging technologies such as immersive realities, artificial intelligence, robotics, autonomous systems and blockchain, and have the capabilities to work with Queensland corporates.  

  • Advance Queensland provides support to help corporates explore new technologies and improve the opportunity for local innovative companies to connect and pursue commercial outcomes with large corporations.
  • Nominations for Private Sector Pathway opportunities are open for Corporate partners - Corporate Expressions of Interest.


The Corporate Innovation Network (CoIN) aims to: 

  • Provide networking opportunities between corporate partners, innovative Queensland businesses and research organisations
  • Diversify corporate procurement and supply chain opportunities to a wide range of Queensland innovative businesses
  • Deliver improved efficiencies to corporate business processes
  • Co-fund, de-risk and increase the speed of adoption of new Queensland technologies
  • Facilitate opportunities with other government support initiatives

Corporate support

We work with corporates to offer several ways of encouraging more innovation, and showcasing and networking the capabilities, technologies and products available in Queensland. Examples of support available to corporate partners include access to: 

  • Our Private Sector Pathways Program, which provides a streamlined and co-funded open innovation process to solve corporate challenges through solutions generated by proven innovative Queensland businesses
  • Events and program activities including: 
    • corporate innovation networking
    • challenge pitch and reverse pitch sessions
    • other Queensland Government supported innovation events, conferences and showcases
  • Advance Queensland and government supported hubs in:
    • artificial intelligence
    • immersive technologies (XR)
    • advanced robotics for manufacturing
    • agtech and logistics

We also have strong connections in regional Queensland and can make introductions or curate activities and events to support engagement by corporates.

Further information

Advance Queensland has accumulated significant knowledge and experience to support corporates to meet their innovation agendas through a community of partnerships and collaboration.

For more information about our Corporate Innovation Network please contact

Success stories with our Corporate Partnerships

National Rugby League

Advance Queensland partners with the National Rugby League (NRL) through an Innovation Partnership including the Magic Round Tech Showcase. The collaboration offers Queensland businesses exciting opportunities to showcase their solutions and tackle pressing NRL challenges through real-world trials.


Queensland Business Cardihab and Mater Health

Advance Queensland is partnering with Cardihab and Mater to roll out a virtual cardiac rehabilitation program to regional Queensland communities. The program will allow Mater to deliver virtual rehabilitation care to cardiac patients in rural and remote communities from the comfort of their own homes. Read more about the program.  

Advance Queensland partnership with Queensland business Cardihab and Mater

Queensland Business People Tech Revolution and Mater Education

Mater Education and Advance Queensland partnered on a project with Queensland virtual reality company, People Tech Revolution, to implement a pilot using immersive technology to prepare staff for real work scenarios, and improve knowledge retention and patient care. The training enables Mater staff to experience what it feels like to be a patient or colleague, understand the perspective of others and practice skills and conversations.

Advance Queensland partnership with Mater and People Tech Revolution

“Mater values its partnership with Advance Queensland. From introductions to health tech accelerators to technology demonstration days, collaborative pilot projects to Private Sector Pathway pitch programs, the Advance Queensland team has accelerated our internal innovation capability. Advance Queensland’s extensive network across the innovation sector has allowed us to rapidly adopt the emerging technology expertise in Queensland. Mater in turn contributes our knowledge as a significant healthcare provider in Queensland to the innovative small business and start-ups that also benefit from Advance Queensland’s various initiatives.”

– Maree Knight, Director Innovation, Strategy & Innovation, Mater


Aerospace Xelerated Pitch Event – Sustainability in Space with Boeing 

Advance Queensland partnered with Boeing’s global startup arm Aerospace Xelerated to deliver the Xelerated Pitch Competition, Sustainability in Space. 

The competition featured 6 Queensland companies pitching for a $100,000 contract with Boeing to undertake a proof concept addressing three key challenges faced by the Human Space Flight team: health and wellbeing in space, sustainable energy in space, and protecting people and equipment from radiation in space. Read more about the event.

Man standing talking to an audience.
White Graphene Director Lieuwke de Jong.

“Our AQ partnership gave us the flexibility to address the founders needs head on, at a faster pace than we otherwise would have been able to on our own. We realize the complexities of working with a large multinational such as Boeing, especially for a startup. The AQ Corporate Innovation Network (CoIN) approach enabled us to create a pitch challenge which the winner received a contract with Boeing – the world’s first competition of its kind in the defence space. The partnership with AQ allowed our team to accelerate growth in the region (and beyond) for numerous companies. Without their support, we would not have been as successful with bringing revenue to multiple startups and supporting founders into the next phase of growth for their business. I am thankful to have likeminded partners that are equally as keen to lean in and roll up their sleeves to finding the avenues and means to support Queensland founders.”  

– Jacqueline Davidson, Investment Principal, Global Accelerators and Innovation Programs, Boeing

Our Corporate Partners