Government support for scientific research and new technologies

The Queensland Government supports scientific research in Queensland through funding assistance, financial incentives and policies. This support has led to billions of dollars in investment for projects, skills and facilities, and has created a collaborative network of institutes and precincts and over 300 research centres across the state.

Queensland Government funding for research

The Advance Queensland innovation initiative, launched in 2015, supports the creation, scale up and international success of Queensland scientists, researchers, innovators and businesses. Advance Queensland provides several programs and grants for entrepreneurs, startups or small businesses, investors and universities and researchers.

The Department of Environment, Science and Innovation (DESI) supports research-industry collaborations with leading overseas organisations in Germany, China and the USA. It also supports leading-edge research and collaborative projects that address the department's priority research themes under the R&D Linkage Opportunities program.

To ensure future investments provide value for money and are well aligned with government objectives, the  return-on-investment (ROI) approach for public good research investment and partnerships helps identify the most effective research and the highest priorities for funding which are likely to deliver the best outcomes for Queenslanders. Used together with the REDS decision rules for investment in research and development, it provides more targeted and impactful resource allocation.

Funding support for critical Queensland Government co-investment in National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) facilities with existing or planned Queensland operations is available through the DESI Research Infrastructure Co-investment Fund.

Australian Government funding for research

The Australian Government supports scientific research through research bodies, infrastructure development and funding. Some key Australian Government funding organisations are:

Find out more about the national bodies supporting science in Australia.