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Grant alert: Advance Queensland Business Development Fund

Does your business need early-stage, co-investment funding? Fancy between $125,000 and $2.5 million? You may be eligible for the Advance Queensland Business Development Fund (BDF), which focuses on the growth of innovative Queensland businesses, particularly in the emerging industries of tomorrow. The BDF promotes angel and venture capital investment in Queensland-based businesses. NB: Applications can […]

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Getting New Ideas to Market Smarter and Faster webinar

Need to fine-tune your innovation and entrepreneurial skills? Innovate Queensland and Advance Queensland are presenting July webinar, Getting New Ideas to Market Smarter and Faster, on Wednesday, July 31 at noon-1pm. It’s aimed at helping business owners to discover smarter ways to develop new ideas into next generation products and services in order to stay […]

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Develop your social enterprise at workshops

The Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast is hosting a series of five Business Model Canvas Workshops to develop your social enterprise, using the Business Model Canvas (BMC) framework, from June 24 until September 16. Hosted by Social Enterprise Network Sunshine Coast’s Helen Andrew (pictured), each workshop will see Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast facilitators work with individual businesses to […]

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Causeway Innovation boosts local businesses at workshops

With the support of Noosa Council, Advance Queensland and #SCRIPT, Causeway Innovation is running two free Making Innovation Happen workshops on the following dates: • Peregian Digital Hub on Wednesday, July 3 from 5.30-7.30pm. • Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs on Tuesday, July 9 from 5.30-7.30pm. Presenter Colin Graham is aiming to show small […]

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Young female leaders in AI urged to apply for mentorship

Calling all young female leaders in artificial intelligence (AI)! Advanced Queensland wants you! A Queensland Government Department of Innovation, Tourism and Industry Development initiative, Advance Queensland is a proud sponsor of the Young Women Leaders in AI program, via https://buff.ly/2MLPRVT. This inaugural educational and mentorship program is designed to develop, connect and inspire young women as […]

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Businesses wanted for Coast’s first creative incubator

Calling all local creatives! The region’s first creative incubator, The Refinery, is launching in the new Maroochydore City Centre Creative Precinct in February. It is aimed at helping creatives turn their ideas into sustainable and successful businesses via mentoring, workshops and networking. A joint initiative between Sunshine Coast Council, SunCentral Maroochydore and the Sunshine Coast Creative […]

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New technology and innovation event announced

Calling all Sunshine Coast startup innovators, entrepreneurs and investors! Mark this one in your diaries: The Queensland Government’s Advance Queensland initiative is hosting QODE 2019, a new technology and innovation event, at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on 2–3 April, 2019. QODE (pronounced Code), will showcase Queensland innovation and technology to a global audience. […]

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Are you a Sunshine Coast digital champion?

Want to nominate yourself or someone else as being a Sunshine Coast digital champion? Check out the Advance Queensland Community Digital Champions program. An initiative of the Queensland Government Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation, the program aims to encourage Queenslanders to explore and enjoy the benefits of the digital age through the stories […]

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Free leadership and culture webinar

Calling all business owners: The Queensland Government’s Advance Queensland initiative is hosting a free Webinar: Leadership and Culture on Tuesday, 18 December from noon-1pm. In this Innovation Webinar, presenter and organisational psychologist Joanna Wyganowska from behuman will share how to work toward building a high-performing and engaged team that contributes to the sustainable success of […]