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Advance Queensland (Overview)

Overview

This program aims to support programs that drive innovation, build on Queensland's natural advantages, and help raise the State's profile as an attractive investment destination. It is a suite of programs designed to create the knowledge-based jobs of the future, drive productivity improvements and help position the state as an attractive investment destination with a strong innovation and entrepreneurial culture.

Funding and support is available to the following:
- Entrepreneurs and startups
- Industry
- Investors
- Small business
- Universities and researchers

The program was announced as part of the 2015-16 State Budget of Queensland with an initial funding pool of $180 million. An additional investment of $225 million has been committed by the Queensland government in the 2016-17 State budget, bringing the total funding pool to $405 million which will be available over four years.

As announced in the 2018-19 State Budget, the government will increased its investment to Advance Queensland, bringing its total funding to $650 million. This includes:
- A $73 million increased investment over four years in the Advance Queensland Foundations for the Future initiative, which will back the entrepreneurs through the Ignite Ideas program ($30 million), Industry Research Fellowships ($26 million) and the Backing Queensland Entrepreneurs program.
- $40 million over two years to extend the Advance Queensland Industry Attraction Fund.
- $40 million in additional funding for the Business Development Fund.

Please refer to the website for the complete list of programs and initiatives that are available.

Who Can Apply?

Please refer to the individual initiatives for the specific eligibility requirements.

Eligible Activities

Please refer to the individual initiatives for the specific eligible activities.

Main Assessment Criteria

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  • Start-up
     
  • Research & Development
  • Marketing
     
  • Export
     
  • Business Support
     
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Value
Funding Type Grant Competition Investment
Total Funding Pool $650M
Co-contribution Yes
Competitive Yes
Eligible Activities
Activities
Training / Employment
Start-up / Establishment
Innovation and R&D
Who Can Apply?
Location
Queensland
Industries
General - Non-Industry Specific
Difficulty Rating
Administrator
Tier State
Department
Department of Environment and Science, Department of Innovation and Tourism Industry Development and the Commonwealth Games
Contacts
Program Administrator
Department of Environment and Science, Department of Innovation and Tourism Industry Development and the Commonwealth Games
Telephone
137468
Email
advancequeensland@qld.gov.au
General WebsiteVisit
Program Website Visit