Monday 28 June 2010

"Delivering on strong innovation 2009�2010" Queensland Government, 28 June 2010

"Delivering on strong innovation 2009�2010" Queensland Government, 28 June 2010

There is universal recognition of the links between research and development (R&D) and innovation, and between innovation and economic productivity, environmental sustainability and standard of living.

The Queensland Government has invested more than $3.6 billion in innovation, science, research and education initiatives over the past 10 years through the Smart State Strategy. This has provided Queensland with the capacity to support far greater levels of innovation and commercialisation in our traditional industries, as well as the development of newer, knowledge-based industries of the future.

The Queensland Government�s strategies to achieve the target include: attracting new investment and facilitate the commercialisation of new ideas � connecting business with the finance and advice it needs to turn ideas into products, processes and services.

Attracting new investment and commercialising new ideas including:

� Incubators, such as the Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast

� Australian Institute for Commercialisation

� Queensland Sustainable Energy Innovation Fund (QSEIF)

� Medical Research Commercialisation Fund

� industry pipeline programs

� investment attraction

� Queensland Government and the coal industry clean coal commitment

� Facilitating industry and research collaboration through:

��� ��R&D forums

��� � Technology clinics���

��� � Centres of Enterprise

��� � Cooperative Research Centre partnerships

��� � EcoBiz program

��� � QWESTNet forums (Queensland Water)


Read the full article from the Queensland Government


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