Scientific research in Queensland covers a broad range of areas, from fundamental science in biotechnology and nanotechnology, to applied science. Scientific research in the physical sciences, the life sciences and social sciences contributes to innovation across all industry sectors.
Discoveries by Queensland researchers have social and environmental benefits. The knowledge gained through scientific research helps policy makers and industry respond to global challenges in the areas of health and medicine, food and fibre production, mining, and major environment issues such as climate change.
The Queensland Government supports scientific research by funding projects, collaborative arrangements, skills development and facilities, which in turn helps to attract and keep world-class researchers in Queensland. We also ensure the appropriate regulatory mechanisms are in place, and provide information and support to help the commercialisation of Queensland science.
This guide provides an overview of scientific research areas in Queensland, partnerships and networking opportunities, facilities for clinical trials and commercialisation support.