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Innovation and Entrepreneurship


The Queensland Government is driving innovation to create a strong, vibrant economic future for our state.

The Innovation portfolio is responsible for supporting innovative practice across government and leading the $518 million Advance Queensland initiative to foster innovation and entrepreneurialism, capitalise on our natural advantages, and help raise Queensland’s profile as an attractive investment destination.

Through Advance Queensland, we are supporting jobs by encouraging innovation and collaboration in industry.

We are turning ideas into action by investing in research and technologies, attracting new investment, building global partnerships and encouraging businesses to start and grow in Queensland.

We are making lives better by delivering world leading health and environmental protection outcomes and building connected communities.

We are working together to tackle today’s challenges and grasp tomorrow’s opportunities by diversifying the economy and giving our children the skills and education they need to succeed.

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Innovation in Queensland

Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct – The 200-hectare GCHKP, Asia Pacific’s emerging health and innovation hub, is a unique global business location for high-tech industry development, research collaboration and jobs of the future, transforming Australia’s leading lifestyle city.

Games Village and Parklands – Awarded 10 out 10 innovation credit points and the 6 Star Green Star Communities rating from the Green Building Council Australia (GBCA), equivalent to ‘World Leadership’ in sustainability.

The Commonwealth Innovation Forum (TCIF) coincided with GC2018 and the Trade 2018 Games Time Trade and Investment Program. This event was led by LifeScience Queensland and focused on elevating the role of life science innovation as a key driver of inclusive economic development, growth and prosperity in feeding, fuelling and healing the people across and beyond the Commonwealth.

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