Queensland Innovation Places Strategy

Have your say on how government, industry and the community can work together to grow and develop Queensland’s innovation places.

Innovation places are critical to bring government, research and industry closer together, to attract talent and capital and to deliver new business, new jobs and export opportunities.

Queensland is uniquely positioned to build on our past efforts and harness our existing strengths. By capitalising on emerging and future opportunities, we can accelerate and grow our innovation places to create new economy jobs and economic recovery opportunities.

As part of Queensland’s Economic Recovery, the government is looking for opportunities to grow our state’s innovation places.

We want to build and enhance opportunities and partnerships across industry, businesses, universities, startups, investors and other stakeholders.

We want to encourage coordinated and collaborative partnerships and approaches to growing our innovation ecosystem and places, and with them, the new jobs and businesses that will secure our economic recovery, future resilience and growth.

Our vision

Our vision is to create:

A highly connected, engaged and collaborative system of innovation places, that brings together our economic strengths, assets and people to generate world-leading products, services, and businesses that deliver long-term economic growth and jobs for Queensland.

To support this vision, Advance Queensland are leading the development of the
10-year Queensland Innovation Places Strategy. We know our innovation places provide significant opportunity now and even greater potential for the future, but how do we get there?

Consultation has now closed

A discussion paper (PDF 8.9MB) seeking views and input about how government, industry and the community can work together to grow and develop Queensland’s innovation places was released on 8 October 2021 and closed on 26 November 2021.

During this time we invited feedback from interested organisations and individuals about the issues and opportunities outlined in the discussion paper (PDF 8.9MB).

Thank you to all stakeholders who made submissions and have provided input.

We are currently considering responses to the discussion paper (PDF 8.9MB) and other consultation activities and this page will be updated as we progress development the strategy over the coming months. 

Please also follow our AQ social media channels for updates on the development of the Queensland Innovation Places Strategy and other AQ initiatives.

If you have any questions about the Queensland Innovation Places Strategy, please email innovationplaces@dtis.qld.gov.au