Building Our Innovation Economy - Advance Queensland Strategy (Draft)

Innovation is what drives Queensland forward. It’s about looking beyond what we currently know and imagining how things could be.

Innovation is about what we do today to make such things happen. That’s why the Queensland Government has spent the last 20 years helping turn people’s bright ideas into real-world success stories that drive economic growth and create new jobs. It’s now time to think about the next steps. We invite every Queenslander to get involved and have their say on how we can shape our future, together.

Why innovation matters

Video calls from a mobile phone. Keyhole surgery. The answers to everything at your fingertips. The things we take for granted today were the stuff of science fiction just a generation ago. Tomorrow there will be new innovations we can’t imagine life without. The challenge is to imagine them today – because it’s only by dreaming up new ways to make life better that we get to move forward: as a state, a community and as individuals.

How our consultation works

We’ve engaged with industry leaders, investors, innovators, academics and research institutions to draft a new innovation strategy for Queensland. In April and May 2019, we invited the general public to comment on its content. We are now evaluating all feedback and will release a final plan outlining next steps and priorities later this year.

Stay informed

It’s not often someone leaps out of the bath and shouts Eureka! Innovation is rarely a light bulb moment. It’s usually created like a jigsaw – a thousand small ideas pieced together over time. The same goes for our innovation strategy.

We will continue to keep you informed on how we are building our innovation economy, via this website, our social media channels and the Advance Queensland eNewsletter.


Read the draft strategy


Last updated 16 May, 2019
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