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Innovate Queensland program announced at Advance Queensland forum in Brisbane

More than 160 guests attended the Advance Queensland forum in Brisbane on Thursday 24 September, where the Minister for Housing and Public Works and Minister for Science and Innovation, The Hon Leeanne Enoch MP announced the Innovate Queensland program.

The program offers a range of activities to help Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) grow their business by implementing practical innovation and technology commercialisation solutions, such as the free Pathways Program workshops which focus on innovation, technology commercialisation, and innovation planning and R&D design.

Brisbane-based Impact Innovation Group (IIG) has been awarded a contract to help SMEs take their ideas from the drawing board to the market place.

The Brisbane forum was hosted by Wayne Gerard, Co-founder and CEO of RedEye, a Brisbane-based tech startup and guest speakers included Jack Wilson Stone, Director of Bee One Third, and Mia Woodruff, from the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation based at QUT.

Red Hill-based startup Bee One Third describe themselves as "Brisbane's urban beekeeping pioneers" who place beehives on rooftops, backyards and community spaces. Jack spoke passionately about the startup's journey and how the successful collaboration between unlikely business partners has helped the honey bee population to thrive in Brisbane.

Associate Professor Mia Woodruff, who leads the Biomaterials and Tissue Morphology Group, is a bone tissue engineering expert who has built a world-leading histology laboratory in Brisbane. Mia impressed those in attendance with an overview of the innovative 3D printing technology her team is using to help transform the application of technology in medical care and reiterated the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) in schools.

The Advance Queensland Regional Forums will continue across Queensland over the next few months.

For more information about the Innovate Queensland program, visit the Innovation Queensland website.

Minister for Housing and Public Works and Minister for Science and Innovation, The Hon Leeanne Enoch MP announces the Innovate Queensland Program.

Minister for Housing and Public Works and Minister for Science and Innovation, The Hon Leeanne Enoch MP announces the Innovate Queensland Program.

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18 July, 2017

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