Investment opportunities for innovative Qld businesses

Queensland businesses at the forefront of commercialising cutting edge research or innovative ideas, products or services have an opportunity to access $40 million of investment to help unlock their innovative potential.

Through the Business Development Fund the State Government will invest between $125,000 and $2.5 million in a Queensland business to help turn their ideas and innovations into a commercial reality.

Find out more about the Business Development Fund investment.


Queensland based businesses which:

  • are commercialising research, an innovative idea or an innovative product or service
  • require seed, early stage or follow-on investment
  • will create opportunities for new, high value and skilled employment
  • have a realistic prospect of becoming commercially successful.

Private sector co-investors who have:

  • committed to providing an investment in a business that at least matches the investment sought from the Fund
  • demonstrated commitment to, and track record in making investments in seed and early stage businesses
  • experience in providing support, management and mentorship to seed and early stage businesses
  • a strong and established reputation
  • the ability to manage Fund reporting.

Find out more about investment criteria and roles.

Application process

  1. Online application
  2. Shortlisting
  3. Investment pitch
  4. Evaluation
  5. Offer

Find out more about the application process.

The Business Development Fund focuses on the growth of innovative Queensland businesses, particularly in emerging industries . It will create high value, knowledge-based and skilled jobs now and into the future.

Through providing early stage co-investment funding, the Business Development Fund will promote angel and venture capital investment in Queensland-based businesses. This will help facilitate the development of a sustainable private market for venture capital finance in Queensland.

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