Two key innovation programs have been launched as part of the $46 million Advance Queensland Future Jobs Strategy:
Advance Queensland Johnson & Johnson Innovation Quick Fire Challenge
The Advance Queensland Johnson & Johnson Innovation Quick Fire Challenge is a world-wide competition aimed at encouraging innovation in the health sector as part of a broader collaboration between the Queensland Government and Johnson & Johnson Innovation.
The competition will award a top prize of AUD $100,000 to up to three winners across the pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer health sectors.
The competition is open to any innovative, transformational human healthcare invention that seeks to address an unmet medical need. A key component of the challenge is that all applicants must be willing to do the research and development of the innovation within Queensland.
Submissions close on 30 November 2015.
Visit the Quick Fire Challenge website for more information and to enter.
The Innovate Queensland program supports Advance Queensland and offers a range of activities to help SMEs grow their business by implementing practical innovation and technology commercialisation solutions.
The free Pathways Program workshops focus on innovation, technology commercialisation, and innovation planning and R&D design.
The GRID Program, an online innovation implementation forum connects participants from Pathways Program workshops or other events to innovation and technology commercialisation practitioners.
A third program, the IQLink program, offers online and face-to-face opportunities for participants to collaborate creatively and solve industry-specific challenges.