Queensland is already home to more than 90,000 people of Indian ancestry (Australian 2021 Census), and there is a strong population of more recent arrivals including researchers, academics and businesses, making it easy to feel at home here.
India has closer ties with Queensland than it does to other Australian states, with Queensland contributing more than 60% of Australia’s national export value to India in 2021.
A comparable range of climate zones and environmental conditions—wet and dry tropics, subtropics and arid, coastal and marine—makes it easy to collaborate in growing and testing food, forest and fibre products under various conditions.
Abundant sunshine enabling year-round agricultural and solar energy production.
Wide open space—land, sky and sea—vast distances and varied terrains for testing space-demanding research into vehicles and autonomous technology with supporting legislation and policy framework.
Highly educated and digitally confident society reflected in our local workforce including researchers.
Digitally advanced systems and infrastructure enabling design and testing of new ideas.
Multicultural society making it easy to test for diverse cultural perspectives and seek feedback.