Foster emerging and innovative industries

As Queensland transitions to a more diverse economy, there is an opportunity to explore and grow new and innovative industries and sectors.

Advance Queensland

Fostering emerging and innvative industriesAdvance 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:

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.

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Last updated: 18 October 2018