The department of proactively seeks opportunities to maintain and build on Queensland's significant scientific research and industry links with China. Outbound missions enable us to meet with our collaborators and view our joint projects in action.
Missions to China
- Australia Week in China—April 2016
- China's Satellite Surveying and Mapping Application Centre (SASMAC)—July 2013
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk attended Australia Week in China, 2016. While in Beijing the Premier and representatives from the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) signed a subsidiary Memorandum of Understanding establishing the Queensland-MOST Commercialisation Partnership Program (CPP). The CPP agreement will focus on areas of mutual interest including agriculture, medical research and renewable energy.
The Queensland Government has committed $480,000 over three years under the Advance Queensland’s Global Partnership Awards to establish this commercialisation accelerator program. Successful applicants will receive up to $20,000 to support three-month placements in one of MOST’s six major incubators.
The Assistant Director-General of the former Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation, Science Division, travelled to Beijing in July 2013 to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with China’s Satellite Surveying and Mapping Application Centre (SASMAC). Under the MOU, remote sensing scientists from Queensland and China work together, utilising images from China’s ZY-3 satellite.