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Established in 2019, Smart Precinct NQ is a not-for-profit organisation that provides a springboard for collaboration, learning and growth through a range of start-up accelerators and incubator programs, business growth advisory services, investment support and events. 

We bring together a range of stakeholders to provide a positive impact to North Queensland Founders, Entrepreneurs, Investors, Industry and the wider Business Community. 

Change Maker

I am enthusiastic about learning new skills and connecting with people and communities that can help me to grow, collaborate and connect.

Entrepreneur & Startup

I have a globally scalable Big Idea, start up or MVP with high growth potential. I am looking for connections, funding, mentoring and strategic advisory services.

SME Business

I am operating a business and I need support with improving my business, adopting new technology, accessing grants, being ready for growth, tenders or exit planning.

Investors

I am an investor looking for high growth opportunities for early stage investment or a start up looking for finance and investors.

Industry Innovation

I am looking to solve a major challenge in my business or industry through innovation. I am looking for facilitated programs connecting researchers, specialists and government.

Relocating Businesses

I am looking to move my business or research to North Queensland and looking for insights and connections.

Government and Education

I am a Government agency or Education institution looking for a delivery partner for workforce development, business resilience, innovation, jobs for the future and youth.

Schools and Youth

We provide programs and meetups for schools and students to learn skills in critical problem solving, innovation, entrepreneurship, emerging technologies and jobs for the future.

Events

Investment Readiness with Donna Patane

Investment Readiness with Donna Patane

Hear from experienced IP and Startup Lawyer, Trade Marks Attorney and AC Commercialisation Facilitator Donna PataneDetails

Publications and Insights

Business Resource Toolkit

Business Resource Toolkit

This Toolkit is a great source of resources that you can use in your start up to build capability and connections. It is continuously evolving so if there is anything that you know that you think could benefit others let us know. Systems Hubspot CRM : Free tools...

How to prepare and write a grant application

How to prepare and write a grant application

Grant programs may become available at any given time and grant rounds may close quickly. It's essential that you are fully prepared and organised so you can apply for opportunities as soon as they become available. Successful grant applications rely on several...

How to prepare and write a grant application

Resources for finding grants and business support

1. Current Grant Opportunity List: https://www.grants.gov.au/Go/List 2. Grants & Programs finder: https://business.gov.au/Grants-and-Programs 3. Queensland Government Grants Finder: https://www.grants.services.qld.gov.au/ 4. Small business grants DESBT:...

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In the spirit of reconciliation and deep respect Smart Precinct NQ acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community.

We pay respect to elders and innovators past, present and emerging on the land on which Smart Precinct NQ, our community, and the businesses we support live, learn, work and do business and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.