Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport – Advance Queensland

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Applications now open for the Private Sector Pathways Program
The Private Sector Pathways (PSP) Program provides Queensland innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and scaleups the opportunity to develop solutions, and test and solve corporate challenges.

For the second challenge, we’re working with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) to find innovative solutions that will build stronger and more meaningful connections with regional communities across Queensland and create stronger demand from schools for QSO’s education programs.

The successful applicant will receive up to $50,000 (excluding GST) funding from Advance Queensland, which will be matched by QSO.
Applications close at 2pm on Thursday 20 April 2023.Read more >> 

Innovation Measurement Framework publication
Measuring investments in innovation programs and policies within an organisation is challenging. So, we have recently released a new publication to help you create an Innovation Measurement Framework (IMF).

We’ve developed the Innovation Insights Guidance Note on IMFs to monitor the impact of publicly-funded innovation policies or programs.

The Guidance Note provides general suggestions for approaching the development of an IMF and how it can be used as part of the program and policy lifecycle. Find out more >> 


Cherbourg Digital Service Centre’s 1 year anniversary
This month, the Cherbourg Digital Service Centre celebrated their first birthday! 

Located at the TAFE Queensland Nurunderi Campus in Cherbourg, the digital service centre is fully community owned and operated and supports training and employment in digital skills.

In only one year, the digital service centre has been a huge success. Fujitsu, the centre’s first partnership, will soon start training agents in other service desk areas and a new cohort of employees will start soon too. Find out more >>


Women in Manufacturing Strategy
With new and rewarding opportunities emerging in advanced manufacturing, encouraging more women to pursue a career in this sector is key to further innovation and growth.

To achieve this, the Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water has released the Women in Manufacturing Strategy.

The strategy aims to attract and retain women in the industry, with particular focus on increasing participation in traditionally male dominated roles.

Women in Manufacturing events are happening throughout the state, each featuring a panel of prominent female trailblazers from the manufacturing industry.Find out more >>  

Women in Technology virtual mentoring program
Women in Technology has launched their virtual regional Queensland mentoring program!

If you’re a professional woman based in regional Queensland and work in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related discipline, and would like to take part, register now!

The 8-week virtual career mentoring program provides mentees with a platform to engage in meaningful self-reflection and thought-provoking career conversations with a mentor but also within a strong, empowered, and inclusive community who can support them with their ongoing journeys towards professional and personal growth.

The program kicks off with a half-day foundational workshop for mentees on Thursday 11 May 2023. Find out more >> 


Congratulations to the Industry Research Fellowship recipients
The Advance Queensland Industry Research Fellowship recipients have been announced.

The Fellowships support researchers to partner with industry to complete research that will have a positive impact on Queensland. 

This year $5.2 million has been awarded to 18 fellows to develop and demonstrate a variety of concepts.

Follow our social media channels over the coming weeks, as we highlight some of these cutting-edge and innovative projects.Find out more >> 


Discover Dealroom Queensland

Dealroom Queensland is an online platform that facilitates the matching of Queensland startups/scaleups with potential investors.

So, if you’re a startup that needs help meeting the right investor, or an investor that is keen to find the perfect startup to support – you can use Dealroom Queensland to find each other and connect.

It’s free to join and claiming your profile means that the whole innovation ecosystem knows who you are and what you’re doing – not only in Queensland but worldwide!

The platform also showcases innovation precincts and hubs, latest news, a jobs board and other useful innovation resources.Find out more >> 

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Aerospace Xelerated Pitch Competition

The Aerospace Xelerated Pitch Competition has launched and they’re looking for companies working on sustainability solutions that can be used in the space sector. 

You’ll have to demonstrate how you would address at least one of these three topics:Health and wellbeing in spaceSustainable energy for spaceMethods to protect people and equipment from radiation in spaceThe winner will secure a funded proof of concept project worth up to $100,000 to develop their solution with Boeing.

Applications close 10 April 2023. Find out more >>

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World-first respiratory monitor in clinical use, thanks to Ignite Ideas funding

PEMDx is a recent recipient of Round 9 of the Ignite Ideas Fund where they received $100,000 to commercialise the Flow-Bag Oxygen Respiratory Indicator.  

This world-first respiratory monitor helps health care staff conduct respiratory assessments. The bag can be fitted to any standard oxygen mask, and it inflates and deflates as a patient breathes.  

It is a low cost, disposable alternative when it’s not possible to use traditional monitoring machines, such as in recovery, the emergency department and ward areas.  

Since PEMDx received their funding, the Flow-Bag Oxygen Mask Respiratory Indicator is now in clinical use across multiple hospitals in Brisbane.  

Director and Co-founder Dylan Rowe said, “Our early adopters have noted significant benefits including reduced cognitive load during patient care, and rapid identification of patient’s respiratory state.” Find out more >> 


Event: Suit up for a career in startups

Is your startup looking at ways to attract corporate talent into your team? Or are you working in the corporate world, thinking about taking the leap into the startup world?

Join us at The Precinct on 20 April from 4pm-8pm for our ‘suit up for a career in startups’ event that will explore the world of startups and what it is really like to join this dynamic workforce.

The event will take you through the steps to building the best possible culture in your startup. Then our panellists will share their stories on making the leap to startups, the benefits for founders of attracting corporate talent to their team and everything in between.Find out more >>


Office spaces for rent at The Precinct

Discover the power of innovation at The Precinct! Located in the heart of Fortitude Valley, our competitively priced offices spaces provide you direct access to:industry partners and networksfree industry eventsfree event spaces and meeting roomslike-minded entrepreneurshighly-skilled and generous neighbours,a funky environment to attract and retain your teamregular tenant catch ups to foster collaborationEnquire today to join The Precinct community.

Contact to find out what is available.Find out more >>   

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