With the Innovation portfolio, Kate Jones will join a four-person economic team of senior Ministers tasked with driving jobs growth across the state.
The Federal Government has assembled its core data platforms together under the remit of the Digital Transformation Agency, which will oversee key data.
The Queensland Government has announced the release of the Drones Strategy Consultation Paper, generating public input to help grow the drone industry.
The Queensland government has opened a startup precinct in Fortitude Valley, a place for entrepreneurs to “collaborate, collide, succeed and shine”.
The Queensland Government has announced the opening of the first round of applications for its Commercialisation Partnership Program [CPP]. The program will provide researchers and entrepreneurs access to expertise and investment opportunities in China.
One of the world’s most reputable universities, Massachusetts Institute of Technology [MIT] has announced it will bring its Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp to Queensland. As part of a government-led partnership with MIT, next year a week-long intensive bootcamp for entrepreneurs will run at Queensland University of Technology [QUT].
The Queensland Government has announced it is ramping up funding for its Advance Queensland innovation and jobs plan from $180 million to $405 million in today’s budget, “accelerating” the initiative and turning it into a “whole-of-government innovation agenda.”
The Queensland Government has made a number of announcements at the Advance Queensland Summit today, allocating funding for an innovation precinct in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley and HotDeskQ, a program looking to draw interstate and international startups to Queensland.