Queensland Innovation Precincts and Places Fund Regional Precincts and Places Infrastructure and Technology Program

Supporting regional innovation precincts and places to increase their capability to support long term economic growth and jobs for Queensland through smart infrastructure and technology upgrades 

What's important:

  • Program to open for applications 12 October 2023   

  • Program will be open to applicants based in regional Queensland 

About the program 

The Queensland Innovation Precincts and Places (QIPP) - Regional Precincts and Places Infrastructure and Technology Program provides a fund of $10 million for grants for establishment of infrastructure, the acquisition of plant and equipment including digital infrastructure and upgrades that support future industry focussed collaborative projects.

Funding and support 

Grants of up to $1 million will be available.  

Applications that include a matched funding contribution from the applicant and precinct partners will be highly regarded.  

Funding will be targeted at capital works and/or physical infrastructure costs including: 

  • buildings 

  • digital infrastructure - internal to the precinct/place, and 

  • cost of plant and equipment required specifically for a project. 


The applicant organisation must be a partner in an existing Queensland innovation precinct or place based in a Queensland region.  

A Queensland region is any location in Queensland excluding a location in one of the following South East Queensland council areas: 

  • Brisbane City Council 
  • Gold Coast City Council 
  • Ipswich City Council 
  • Lockyer Valley Regional Council 
  • Logan City Council 
  • Moreton Bay Regional Council 
  • Noosa Council 
  • Redland City Council 
  • Scenic Rim Regional Council 
  • Somerset Regional Council 
  • Sunshine Coast Council 
  • Toowoomba Regional Council.  

An innovation precinct or place is an innovation precinct or place which has the following elements:   

  • a brand/identity as an innovation place   
  • an existing, clearly defined, established physical site  
  • the site co-locates two or more entities who have a shared vision/agreement and/or common interest, at least one of which is a commercial and/or research entity   
  • an objective to foster innovation and collaboration across the precinct partners.  

The applicant must be:  

  • a corporate entity, not an individual   
  • GST registered, with an ABN  
  • a precinct partner in an innovation place  
  • based in a Queensland region  
  • collaborating with one or more organisations based in a Queensland region.

Key documents 

Program guidelines

Frequently asked questions  

Stream 1

Stream 2

Information webinar

Register for our Information Webinar to learn about the program objectives, eligibility criteria, application process, and specific areas of focus. You must register to have the opportunity to ask questions in advance. 

Date Wednesday 11 October 2023   

Time 10.00am – 10.30am 

Duration About 30 minutes  

To support you getting the most out of this session, we encourage you to review the Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions.

This session will be recorded and made available to all stakeholders.


For all enquiries, please email innovationplaces@dtis.qld.gov.au