Queensland Innovation Precincts and Places Strategy

Government, industry and the community working together to grow and develop Queensland’s innovation places.

Innovation precincts and places are recognised around the world as engines of economic growth and job creation. They are locations where business and research come together to discover innovative solutions to economic, environmental and social challenges.

A Place to Innovate (PDF 4.6MB) is Queensland’s ten-year strategy to release the potential from the state’s innovation precincts and places – where knowledge, investment and talent come together to achieve great things.

The strategy sets out the government’s vision and path for developing the state’s innovation precincts and places over the coming decade and beyond. It builds on decades of investment in Queensland’s innovation ecosystem.


The Queensland Government’s vision for innovation precincts and places is:

Innovation precincts and places where new world‑leading products and solutions are concentrated for long-term economic growth and jobs for Queensland.

A Place to Innovate sets out how Queensland will achieve this vision, based on three key pillars:

  • People — empowering people to collaborate and thrive
  • Place — maximising innovation from infrastructure
  • Purpose — harnessing opportunities and achievements.

Together, these pillars support the coordination and growth of innovation precincts and places across Queensland.

The strategy was developed through comprehensive stakeholder consultation and analysis, and informs the specific programs and actions outlined in the strategy.

Queensland Innovation Precincts and Places Fund  

The Queensland Innovation Precincts and Places Fund (QIPPF) comprises three Streams: 

  • The first $4 million stream of the fund - Strategic Initiatives Program is now closed and will deliver grants of up to $300,000 to existing Queensland innovation precincts and places. 
  • Stream 2 provides $1 million for the Innovation Place Leaders Network and engaging with targeted stakeholders directly.  This will develop and strengthen linkages and collaborations within and between innovation places and the innovation ecosystem. 
  • Stream 3 is the Regional Precincts and Places Infrastructure and Technology program and is now open. It is a $10 million program that will provide grants of up to $1 million for smart infrastructure, technology and upgrades that support future industry focused collaborative projects.

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