Achievements from the Innovation for a Future Economy 2022-2032 Roadmap

The Innovation for a Future Economy 2022-2032 Roadmap reflects the innovation efforts and investments by Queensland’s innovation ecosystem.

The Roadmap was released in July 2022 and a lot has already been achieved across the priorities.

Key achievements so far

  • Launched Ignite+ in February 2023 – a specially tailored program for Advance Queensland supported businesses.
  • Launched the Queensland Venture Capital Development Fund in June 2023.
  • Launched the Our Thriving Digital Future: Queensland’s Digital Economy Strategy and the three-year Our Thriving Digital Future: 2023-26 Action Plan in April 2023.
  • Opened a new virtual reality training lab for the resources industry at the Resources Centre of Excellence in Mackay on 4 April 2023.
  • Launched the Hydrogen Industry Workforce Development Roadmap which sets out 21 actions to support workforce development for the renewable hydrogen industry now and into the future.
  • The Department of Environment and Science, in partnership with the Office of Queensland Chief Entrepreneur, delivered the $750,000 Low Carbon Accelerator Program.
  • Launched the Communities Innovation Fund in January 2023, to support innovative responses to social isolation and loneliness.
  • Celebrated the first anniversary of the Cherbourg digital service centre in March 2023, and launched the Palm Island digital service centre in June 2023.
  • Julia Spicer OAM was appointed as Queensland’s fifth Chief Entrepreneur.
  • Launched the Partner Up Queensland Regional Science and Innovation Network, operating through three nodes in Darling Downs and South West Queensland (Toowoomba), Central Queensland (Gladstone) and Far North Queensland (Cairns).

Check-out the full list of achievements.

Read more about the Innovation for a Future Economy 2022-2032 Roadmap and the six priorities and how we are further accelerating Queensland’s future economy and jobs growth through innovation.