Small business

We are providing opportunities for small businesses to collaborate and build on their innovation and ideas, to help them grow and improve products and services, and compete in a global market.

Our Advance Queensland programs and funds are listed below to help you find the support your need. 

You can also view Queensland Government and Australian Government support options. 

Female Founders Co-Investment Fund

Supporting innovative women-led startups preparing for a new early-stage capital raise.

Indigenous Native Food Program

Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses and innovators to develop and commercialise native food products.

Industry Research Foundations

Find out how you can get funding to employ a Queensland-based Honours, Masters or PhD graduate to help solve an industry challenge.

One Business

Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by creating pathways to participate in Queensland's innovation economy.

Regional Enablers Program

Amplifying local opportunities for Innovation Driven Enterprises to accelerate growth in regions, and activate a more connected network of regional innovation organisations.

Ignite Spark Program

Supporting Queensland innovation driven enterprises to progress the development of an innovative product or service closer to market.

Ignite Ideas Fund

Ignite Ideas funding is available to commercialise highly innovative and new products or services that are at minimum viable product stage or beyond.

Regional Futures

Accelerating regional economic growth through innovation

Accelerating Female Founders Program

Funding organisations to develop and deliver business support initiatives for innovative female founders.

Agtech and Logistics Hub in Toowoomba

Transforming Queensland’s agricultural sector by facilitating connections, collaboration, partnerships and opportunities to solve industry’s biggest challenges.

Deadly Digits

Helping Queensland’s Indigenous business sector get ahead, grow and be successful with tailored accounting software and support resources.

Engaging Science Grants

Supports events, activities and projects including citizen science projects that increase public participation in science. 

Female Founders Advisory Board Program

Delivering skills and exposure to effectively engage with advisors and establish best practice governance and advisory foundations to support business growth.

Queensland Connects

Bringing together key innovation ecosystem leaders to solve a regional challenge or unlock a key sectoral or regional opportunity that will help connect and grow the sector or region.