Have your say on the Regional Innovation Hubs Program

Have your say on the Regional Innovation Hubs Program

Advance Queensland are seeking Queenslanders’ input and feedback to help shape the way to ignite and grow thriving regional innovation ecosystems throughout Queensland. They have partnered with strategy and design company Business Models Inc. and identified five key features for successful ecosystems.

Building Queensland’s regional innovation ecosystems

Advance QLD are committed to building a new economy that creates sustainable jobs while extending our potential as a global innovation destination. The Regional Innovation Hubs Program aims to help grow thriving innovation ecosystems across Queensland, encourage entrepreneurship and support local economies.


Attend a consultation workshop

Consultation workshops will be held throughout regional Queensland during September where attendees can come together as a community, understand the program in more detail and learn how we can build innovation hubs together. We encourage regional Queenslanders to attend a workshop, join the conversation and help shape this program.

6 September 2016 Rockhampton 10.30am to 2.30pm Centrepoint Motor Inn
Gladstone 11am to 3pm CQU Gladstone Marina Campus
7 September 2016 Ipswich 9am to 1pm Ipswich Civic Centre
Toowoomba 9am to 1pm Toowoomba Sports Ground
8 September 2016 Mackay 11.30am to 3.30pm Shamrock Hotel
Mount Isa 1pm to 5pm The Buffs Club
16 September 2016 Sunshine Coast 9am to 1pm Maroochy RSL
Longreach 12pm to 4pm Qantas Founders Museum
19 September 2016 Townsville 10am to 2pm Mercure Hotel Townsville
Gold Coast 9am to 1pm Arundel Hills Country Club
20 September 2016 Cairns 10.30am to 2.30pm Hotel Pullman
Bundaberg 10.30am to 2.30pm DSD Office


Read the discussion paper

The discussion paper (PDF, 544KB) sets the scene for how we can build thriving ecosystems in regional Queensland, states the goals of the program and poses 10 questions on the design of the guidelines.

Read the discussion paper (PDF, 544KB)


Have your say

Regional engagement and participation is vital to the development of successful regional innovation hubs in Queensland.

Give your feedback on this discussion paper and make an online submission.


Submit now

The consultation closes at 5.00pm on Monday 26 September 2016.

Please note, submissions must be lodged in one session.


Further information

For further information or to discuss this paper, email [email protected] or telephone 13 74 68.


Dennis is an Electrical and Control Systems Engineer and was appointed President of Startup Mackay Inc. in June 2016. He is a member of Engineers Australia, AISA, MITN, DMLA within the Education, Training, Research and Innovation Pillar, and the Reference Group for the Digital Economy Strategy. He has also been inducted into the Advance Queensland Community Digital Champion program where he aims to encourage Queenslanders to explore and enjoy the benefits of the digital age. You can follow Dennis on Twitter @DenMurphy or connect with him on LinkedIn (linkedin.com/in/dennismurphy).


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