Strong links, new markets

The United States of America remains a dominant player in the global economy—a go-to place for venture capital and for the development of new technologies. Many Queensland and Australian technology firms are already working there and accessing new markets. Other bioscience and tech startups are eager to join them, literally or virtually via partnered projects and initiatives.

Our emerging biotech capability

Photo of reef at Lady Elliot Island with coral in the foreground, Bundaberg. Our biodiversity inspires world’s best research.

Our biodiversity inspires world’s best research. Reef at Lady Elliot Island, Bundaberg.

Photo credit: © Tourism Queensland.

Queensland is emerging as an innovation and entrepreneurship powerhouse in our region, a launch pad to Asia-Pacific markets. Our investment over two decades in world-class infrastructure and in recruiting a pool of leading researchers is paying dividends with breakthroughs in health, agricultural and industrial biotechnology.

Testimony to our growing reputation is Queensland’s ability to attract prestigious events such as the World Science Festival. Queensland Museum Network holds exclusive licence to host the Festival in the Asia Pacific – the only global extension of this initiative, with WSFB attracting over 830,000 attendances since launching in 2016.