Apply now for support from AQ to attend the 2023 Tropical Innovation Festival in Cairns

Apply now for support from AQ to attend the 2023 Tropical Innovation Festival in Cairns

5 to 9 June 2023  

Coming into its third year, the Tropical Innovation Festival is an opportunity to celebrate innovation and entrepreneurship while being inspired, learning and connecting in Tropical North Queensland.

From 5 to 9 June, the festival will host more than 50 events in Cairns, including the Innovators on the Great Barrier Reef and the new Innovators in the Rainforest – a tour to the Daintree rainforest with talks, learning labs and showcases with a focus on innovation in the climate, First Nations, and sustainability spaces.

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Tropical Innovation Festival
 Tropical Innovation Festival 

5 to 9 June 2023  

Coming into its third year, the Tropical Innovation Festival is an opportunity to celebrate innovation and entrepreneurship while being inspired, learning and connecting in Tropical North Queensland.

From 5 to 9 June, the festival will host more than 50 events in Cairns, including the Innovators on the Great Barrier Reef and the new Innovators in the Rainforest – a tour to the Daintree rainforest with talks, learning labs and showcases with a focus on innovation in the climate, First Nations, and sustainability spaces.

Featuring more than 60 global entrepreneurs, CEOs, government leaders, investors, innovation visionaries and razor-sharp subject matter experts, the week-long program is teaming with inspiring keynotes, learning events, workshops, lunch and learns, masterclasses, networking events, pitching opportunities and mentoring sessions, as well as a no-code bootcamp.  

Advance Queensland is supporting 40 Queensland innovators and ecosystem builders to attend this year’s event in Cairns. Successful applicants will be offered the opportunity to attend the festival in person (unless government restrictions restrict attendance). Online registrations are not being offered as part of this initiative. To be eligible for this opportunity, you must:

be a business, social enterprise or start-up organisations and ecosystem leaders headquartered in Queensland as of April 2023
have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
have no more than 100 full-time-equivalent employees
not be a subsidiary of a group of companies that has more than 100 FTEs in total
submit only one application per ABN or a financial beneficiary of a business
be an enterprise with a focus on embedding innovation and entrepreneurial business models and products/services, and/or leading the regional innovation ecosystem.  

To apply, visit the Advance Queensland website and read the eligibility criteria, and agree to the privacy statement when submitting your application.

This offer covers the festival ticket only. Successful applicants are responsible for any other costs associated with their attendance at the festival. 

Applications close 5pm Thursday 18 May 2023. Successful applicants will be notified on 23 May 2023. 
Apply now
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