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Department of Environment and Science

Queensland Government

Science portfolio of the Department of Environment and Science

Department of Environment and Science

Strong links, new markets

The United States remains a dominant player in the global economy—a go-to place for venture capital and for the development of new technologies. Many Queensland and Australian technology firms are already working there and accessing new markets. Other bioscience and tech startups are eager to join them, literally or virtually via partnered projects and initiatives.

Our emerging biotech capability

Photo of reef at Lady Elliot Island, Bundaberg

Image courtesy of Tourism Queensland. Our biodiversity inspires world’s best research (Lady Elliot Island, Bundaberg).

Queensland is emerging as an innovation and entrepreneurship powerhouse in our region, a launch pad to Asia-Pacific markets. Our investment over 2 decades in world-class infrastructure and in recruiting a pool of leading researchers is paying dividends with breakthroughs in health, agricultural and industrial biotechnology.

Testimony to our growing reputation is Queensland’s ability to attract prestigious events such as the World Science Festival. In March 2016, Brisbane became only the second city in the world, after New York, to host the festival. Queensland Museum has secured an exclusive 6-year agreement to host the annual week-long celebration of science and art.

Last updated
22 June 2016