Innovation Information and Support Posted on May 10, 2017

The Innovation Journey document outlines the innovation related support programmes and services from the Queensland and Commonwealth Governments. The aim of the document is to provide businesses and advisers an overview of the business support initiatives relating to innovation and product development. 

I want to start or grow my business:

Business Queensland

A broad range of information, tools and support services offered by Qld Govt to help grow your business.

Qld Business Grants and Assistance Finder

Search tools to help you find Qld Govt grants and assistance programs to help you 

Mentoring for Growth

A program to help businesses grow via access to a panel of 6-8 volunteer business mentors, matching business needs with industry experience.

Regional Services Network - Queensland (Dept of State Development)

The first point of contact for people looking to invest in Qld, or grow a business.

An online Federal government resource for the Australian business community. The website offers simple and convenient access to all of the government information, forms and services required.

Australian Small Business Advisory Services (ASBAS)

Small businesses can access advice and training from ASBAS providers across Australia on: funding avenues and financial analysis; building your business; making the most of your talent and team; management capabilities and digital engagement implementation.

Australian Business and Licence Information Service (ABLIS)

ABLIS is a website to help you find the relevant government licenses, permits and registrations you need to run your business legally in Australia.

Entrepreneurs' Programme - Business Management

For established businesses operating in key growth sectors. Business Advisers review business operations, including business direction, strategy, growth opportunities and supply chain. They provide a report with strategies for business improvement and work with you to make them happen.

Small Business Solutions

Workshop and mentoring program for small businesses that include a workshop and confidential coaching from qualified mentors.

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland - Small Business Program

Resources, services and advisory visits to help small businesses stay safe, healthy and productive.

New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS)

Training, business mentoring and assistance to help people not in education, employment or training become self-employed business owners.


From planning, finding local support, through to perfecting your pitch, the SelfStart website contains information and resources to support people through the stages of starting a business.


jobactive employment providers can help you find the right staff, at no cost for your business, who are screened and job-ready.

Back to Work Regional Employment Package

Support for employers to build confidence to take on employees; support for regions doing it tough; and support for job seekers to build confidence, upskill and retrain for jobs.


I want to understand my Intellectual Property (IP)

Intellectual Property Info Kit

Online tools to help SMEs understand Australia's IP system and how to identify, protect and commercialise IP.

Intellectual Property

IP represents creations of the mind or intellect that can be legally owned. IP laws allow for protection through patents, trade marks, copyright, designs, circuit layouts, and plant breeder's rights. Almost every business has some form of IP they need to protect.


I want to export


As Australia's export credit agency, Efic operates on a commercial basis and partners with banks to provide financial solutions for Australian companies; exporting; in an export supply chain; looking to expand their business operations overseas to better service their clients; and/ or operating in emerging and frontier markets.

Regional Trade Adviser Network

A network of trade advisers to support regional and rural businesses on their export journey.

Trade & Investment Queensland (TIQ)

Online resource including information on consultation and planning services offered to first time and existing exporters.


I want to market my services or sell to government

Tendering for Government Business

A workshop that provides information on government procurement processes to assist businesses to maximise their chances of winning government and other work.

Capability Statement Workshops

A workshop to help businesses develop a capability statement. It is essential for participating and securing tendering opportunities and help businesses market their product of service.


I am an inventor/ entrepreneur

Advance Queensland

Online information on all of the programs and support under this initiative. It includes information on funding and support programs, case studies and how to join a network of successful innovators and entrepreneurs.

Innovate Queensland Workshops and Webinars

Helping SMEs turn their ideas into income or boost their business by learning the skills of innovation development, preparing new technologies for market and investment, and practical collaboration.

Innovator/ Investor Consultation Service

Offers up to one hour of free advice for Qld innovators/ inventors seeking to progress the development of their ideas and take these to market.

National Innovation & Science Agenda

A number of measures to embrace new ideas in innovation and science. Initiatives include; tax breaks to encourage risk and innovation; funding incentives; ensuring you have the skills needed for high wage, high productivity jobs; and by making it easier for start-ups and innovative small businesses to work with government.



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