As Queensland transitions to a more diverse economy, there is an opportunity to explore and grow new and innovative industries and sectors.
Advance Queensland is a comprehensive suite of programs designed to create the knowledge-based jobs of the future, drive productivity improvements and build on our natural advantages.
Through Advance Queensland, we will position the state as a place where entrepreneurs, industry, universities and government work collaboratively to turn great ideas into investable products and growing businesses that create the jobs of the future.
We want to attract and develop the best and brightest talent in Queensland, translate our science and technology ideas into commercial and employment outcomes, and play our role in supporting a thriving startup ecosystem.
Advance Queensland’s programs include the:
- Business Development Fund focussed on helping Queensland based businesses commercialise cutting edge research, or innovative ideas, products and services
- Startup Queensland program to increase startup formation and attraction in Queensland
- Innovate Queensland to support the translation of ideas into commercial outcomes
- Research Fellowships to support original research that will have positive impacts on Queensland
- PhD Scholarships to support undergraduate researchers in gaining a PhD degree
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Fellowships to support early-career Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers in undertaking a three year research project
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander PhD Scholarships to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander undergraduates in gaining a research PhD degree
- Women’s Academic Fund to support the work of female researchers within Queensland based universities and Queensland’s publicly funded research institutes/organisations
- Knowledge Transfer Partnerships program to help businesses with the cost of hiring a graduate to work on an innovative project.
Visit Advance Queensland for details about the suite of programs available.
Business Development Fund
Queensland’s best and brightest businesses have an opportunity to access $40 million of investment funding to help unlock their innovative potential.
The Queensland Government will co-invest up to the level of funding provided by a private sector co-investor to assist business turn their ideas and innovations into a commercial reality.
For information on how to apply, visit the Business Development Fund website.
Home-based Business Program
The Queensland Government is offering $1 million in grants over three years to stay-at-home parents to establish or grow home-based businesses as part of Queensland Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow.
The Home-based Business Grants Program provides the support that stay-at-home parents need to make their business a success, while keeping a healthy balance between work and family.