Johnson & Johnson

The Queensland Government and Johnson & Johnson Innovation have collaborated on a worldwide competition to encourage game-changing health innovations to be developed and commercialised in Queensland.

The J&J Innovation Quickfire Challenge

The Advance Queensland J&J Innovation Quick Fire Challenge was a global prize launched in September 2015, seeking great ideas from around the world. The Queensland Government funded 3 prizes of $100,000 for innovations in:

  • pharmaceuticals
  • medical devices
  • consumer healthcare.

The focus was on innovations with a real chance of being turned into investible products with benefits for patients.

Prize money had to be spent in Queensland and make use of our established research and translation capacity. This aimed to encourage medical technology startups, established companies and entrepreneurs to make a base in Queensland.