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Advance Queensland

Innovation drives us forward. The Queensland Government has always invested in innovation to create a better future for all Queenslanders.

In 2014, the government commissioned Head of the Entrepreneurial Management Unit at Harvard Business School, Professor Josh Lerner to research how Queensland could get maximum benefit from investing in innovation.​

The Advance Queensland initiative was designed on Professor Lerner’s recommendations with the goal of using global best practices to build Queensland’s innovation economy.

Advance Queensland launched in July 2015 with a $180 million investment.

Building our innovation economy

Today, the Advance Queensland initiative is a $755 million investment that is driving economic growth and creating jobs across all Queensland regions.

We’re backing Queensland innovators, and investors are backing us with more than $992 million committed by program partners.

Together, we have invested more than $1.7 billion to make Queensland’s innovation economy stronger.

Working together

Advance Queensland is delivered by nine Queensland Government departments working in partnership with industry, businesses, universities, startups, investors and the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur.

We work together because we all want to get the best outcomes for Queensland’s innovation economy.

Delivering results

We have already helped thousands of innovators and projects to succeed and supported more than 28,000 jobs across the state.

By imagining new ways of doing things we are moving forward as a state, a community and as individuals.

We will continue to build our innovation economy and deliver benefits for all Queenslanders.

Find out more

If you want to find out more about how we are investing in innovation across Queensland, please visit the Advance Queensland website.

Last updated: 07 Jun 2022