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Advance Queensland (Overview)
Program ID: 13253
This program aims to drive innovation, build on our natural advantages, and help raise our profile as an attractive investment destination. It is a comprehensive suite of programs, based on international evidence of ''what works'', designed to create the knowledge-based jobs of the future.

The program was announced as part of the 2015-16 State Budget of Queensland. It will position Queensland 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.

A total funding pool of $180 million will be available over fours years to create the knowledge-based jobs of the future:
- The Advance Queensland initiative includes a series of programs designed to reinvigorate science and innovation to help create the well-paid, knowledge-based jobs of the future which will attract and retain world-class scientific and entrepreneurial talent.
- Advance Queensland is building an environment where collaboration between industry and research bodies successfully translates ideas and research into commercial outcomes, new and growing business, and jobs. This will help to make Queensland a destination of choice for businesses looking to partner with industry savvy researchers.
- Advance Queensland is boosting the entrepreneurial culture by improving access to finance, new business opportunities, and management support for startups and small to medium enterprises.

A panel of renowned experts from business, industry, academia and research backgrounds will guide the implementation, assessment and future directions of Advance Queensland.

As announced in the 2016-17 State Budget, an additional investment of $225 million has been committed by the Queensland government which will further invest in innovation, skills, education and business development to diversify the Queensland economy and deliver knowledge based jobs now and into the future. This will take the government’s total investment commitment to Advance Queensland to $405 million.
Who Can Apply
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Eligible Activities
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Main Assessment Criteria
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Applies to
Web OverviewJuly 2016
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Status Open
Closing Information
This program is open on an ongoing basis.
Funding Type Investment
Total Funding Pool $405.0M
Requires Co-contribution? Yes
Competitive Yes
Location Queensland
General - Non-Industry Specific
Innovation and R&D
Start-up / Establishment
Training / Employment
Difficulty Rating
Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation (DSITI)
Program Administrator
Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation (DSITI)
Telephone 137 468
General Website Visit website
Program Website Visit website