The inaugural Innovation and Investment Summit (27–29 April 2016) put a global spotlight on Queensland innovation, bringing together some of the world’s best visionaries in technology and innovation to inspire and empower Queenslanders.

Source: Advance Queensland Innovation and Investment Summit


Regional Innovation Showcase

Startups and innovators from regional and rural Queensland are being supported to attend Myriad 2017 with more than 100 startups and innovative businesses invited to showcase their ideas to major corporations and international investors.

Up to 10 people from each of Queensland’s 12 regional areas will showcase at the festival, with funding for event tickets, travel subsidies and display space within the Regional Innovators Showcase at the festival.

Delegates will come from Far North Queensland, North Queensland, Mackay-Isaac-Whitsunday, Fitzroy, Outback Queensland, Wide Bay Burnett, Darling Downs and Maranoa, Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay, Ipswich and West Moreton, Redlands and Logan and the Gold Coast.


Up to 10 startups/innovators will attend from each of the 12 Advancing Regional Innovation Program regions.

Participants are required to match fundng of up to $500 for travel and accommodation assistance, for those requiring flights to attend; or $250, for those requiring accommodation only.

Participants will attend as a regional delegation.

Participants will be provided a display space at the festival.



  1. Be a registered business—any IP should be in that business.
  2. Can show evidence of strong validation that their solution is addressing a real market pain point:
    1. demonstrate some early sales traction,
    2. demonstrate some user growth, or
    3. demonstrate potential through extensive user interviews, surveys and market research.
  3. Has a minimal viable product (MVP) or working prototype and preferably has actual sales.
  4. A team is in place to take an investment and deliver on the promises.


Innovative small businesses

  1. Be an innovative small business with either a new to market or new to world product/service.
  2. If there is a protectable IP involved, it must be owned by the applicant business (not a third party).
  3. High growth potential—would successful commericalisation of the new product or service lead to high growth for the business and/or region?
  4. Globally focussed—does the product/service have a global market?