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:
A broad range of information, tools and support services offered by Qld Govt to help grow your business.
Search tools to help you find Qld Govt grants and assistance programs to help you
A program to help businesses grow via access to a panel of 6-8 volunteer business mentors, matching business needs with industry experience.
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.
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.
ABLIS is a website to help you find the relevant government licenses, permits and registrations you need to run your business legally in Australia.
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.
Workshop and mentoring program for small businesses that include a workshop and confidential coaching from qualified mentors.
Resources, services and advisory visits to help small businesses stay safe, healthy and productive.
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.
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)
Online tools to help SMEs understand Australia's IP system and how to identify, protect and commercialise IP.
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.
A network of trade advisers to support regional and rural businesses on their export journey.
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
A workshop that provides information on government procurement processes to assist businesses to maximise their chances of winning government and other work.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.