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Building Our Innovation Economy – Advance Queensland Strategy (Draft)

Innovation is what drives Queensland forward. It’s about looking beyond what we currently know and imagining how things could be.

Innovation is about what we do today to make such things happen. That’s why the Queensland Government has spent the last 20 years helping turn people’s bright ideas into real-world success stories that drive economic growth and create new jobs. It’s now time to think about the next steps. We invite every Queenslander to get involved and have their say on how we can shape our future, together.

Why innovation matters

Video calls from a mobile phone. Keyhole surgery. The answers to everything at your fingertips. The things we take for granted today were the stuff of science fiction just a generation ago. Tomorrow there will be new innovations we can’t imagine life without. The challenge is to imagine them today – because it’s only by dreaming up new ways to make life better that we get to move forward: as a state, a community and as individuals.

How our consultation works

We’ve engaged with industry leaders, investors, innovators, academics and research institutions to draft a new innovation strategy for Queensland. We’re now inviting the general public to comment on its content through the Get Involved website. Once you’ve had your say, we will evaluate all feedback and release a final plan outlining next steps and priorities.

Why you should get involved

It’s not often someone leaps out of the bath and shouts Eureka! Innovation is rarely a light bulb moment. It’s usually created like a jigsaw – a thousand small ideas pieced together over time. The same goes for our innovation strategy. Every suggestion, idea and thought will help us build the bigger picture. What you say could play a crucial role in shaping the Queensland Government’s innovation approach and programs. So, if you want to help accelerate our success into the future, get involved.

How to have your say

You can share your ideas and suggestions on the draft strategy in a number of ways:

  • Complete the online survey (see the link below)
  • Email us your ideas to:
  • Mail a written submission to: Building Our Innovation Economy, Department of Innovation, Tourism Industry Development and the Commonwealth Games, PO Box 15168, City East, QLD, 4002

Please note that public consultation closes on 15 May 2019.

Answer an online survey

  • Have your say on the new Advance Queensland Strategy (Draft)

    Have your say on the Building Our Innovation Economy - Advance Queensland Strategy (Draft) by sharing your ideas about the following:

    • What is a bold vision for Queensland's innovation economy?
    • How will we build better collaboration, cross boundaries and target effort?
    • What actions will help deliver the strategy and who needs to be involved?
    • What else do we need to think about?

    The survey represents a form to capture your responses to these questions and includes questions about who you are and how we might contact you in the future.

    All responses received will shape the Queensland Government’s next Advance Queensland Strategy, scheduled for release later this year.

Comment now


Submit your response now. Closes 15 May 2019, 11.59pm.

Last updated
 12 April 2019

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