Industry and market trends research

If you have accurate information about your industry, and any current and upcoming market trends, you give your business the best chance to capitalise on opportunities that may arise. The following organisations will help you research your industry and market trends.

Online directories

The Queensland Government manages online directories for a range of industry sectors. Online directories can provide you with useful information about your industry – including if there are any gaps in the market that your business could fill. You can also search online directories to find suppliers, and business and networking opportunities.

Science capability directory

Search the science capability directory to find information about science research institutes and centres working in Queensland. You can search by region, category and keyword to find information about the specialities of each business.

Find other key research areas in Queensland.

Clean technology

Australian CleanTech (ACT) lists businesses that supply products and services involved in clean technologies. The team capability directories include environmental consultants and providers of insulation, solar power and carbon offsets.

Other industry and market research

Australian Industry Group (Ai Group)

Ai Group gives you practical and comprehensive information, advice and assistance with your day to day business operations. Ai Group, along with its affiliates, represents the interests of more than 60,000 businesses in an expanding range of sectors.

Learn more about how Ai Group can help your business to thrive in competitive and sustainable industries.


Austrade can assist your market research into exporting and export markets, and grants and assistance available to help you export your products.

Creative Industries and Associations

Find state and federal industry links and associations that research for creative industries including photography, film, architecture, design, fashion and publishing.

Rural Industries

AgriFutures Australia provides research into animal and plant industries and rural people and issues.


The CSIRO provides research into Australian manufacturing technologies, materials and processes.

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