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What Is Qld Labor’s Advance Queensland Program ?

The Advance Queensland plan is a comprehensive suite of reforms that will create jobs now, and jobs for the future.

A $50 million Advance Queensland Best and Brightest Fund, which will develop, attract and retain world-class talent – both scientific and entrepreneurial;

  • Fellowships and Scholarships to strengthen our research base
  • Global Partnership Awards, allowing outstanding Qld talent to gain experience with major universities or companies overseas
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, allowing Qld SME’s to have postgraduate students contribute to their businesseso
  • Future Schools review, expanding STEM, coding, computer science and robotics in schoola

A $46 million Advance Queensland Future Jobs Strategy, which will open the door to new industry/research collaborations, tackle the big innovation challenges, focus on translation, and deliver 10 year roadmaps for industries with global growth potential;

  • Three major partnerships designed to commercialise our biggest and best discoveries: UQ and Emory University (Atlanta, US), Siemens and Translational Research Institute, and Johnson and Johnson and QUT
  • Innovations Challenge, incentivising researchers and entrepreneurs to tackle the world’s biggest challenges
  • 10 year roadmaps for emerging industries

A $76 million Business Investment Attraction package, which will encourage a new wave of Queensland startups, support proof-of-concept projects, and attract co-investment through the Business Development Fund.

  • Startups Queensland, to encourage a new wave of startup businesses
  • Queensland Commercialisation Program, encouraging proof of concept discoveries
  • Business Development Fund, co-investment in investment ready businesses

And $8 million will be set aside to give us flexibility to respond as new opportunities arise, especially as we develop roadmaps with industry partners

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