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North Queensland Sustainable Innovation Showcase

April 18 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Smart Precinct NQ are thrilled to bring the North Queensland Sustainable Innovation Showcase to Townsville, in partnership with Climate Salad, The Queensland Chief Entrepreneur, James Cook University and the Queensland Government.

This showcase will spotlight innovators from the NQ region, along with a host of investors and government representatives. Come along and join this unique opportunity to engage with businesses, government representatives, investors and thought leaders in the realm of sustainable innovation. 

The event is a must-attend for entrepreneurs, their teams, investors, mentors, and advocates operating in the sustainable innovation, circular economy and climate tech landscape. It’s also an ideal platform for students and those keen to explore these vibrant and rapidly evolving sectors!

📆  Thursday 18th April 2024
⏲️  5pm for a 5.30pm start – 8.30pm
📍  James Cook University, Engineering and Innovation Place
🎟️  Tickets: Register here
❗ Please note there is limited capacity and tickets are strictly registration only, pending availability.


  • 5pm Registrations open
  • 5.30 – 5.35pm Welcome – Smart Precinct NQ CEO Cassandra Cazzulino
  • 5.35 – 5.40pm Welcome to Country – Bindle People
  • 5.40 – 5.55pm Keynote – Mick Liubinskas (Climate Salad)
  • 5.55 – 6.25pm Investor Panel – Investment in climate tech and sustainability in regional Australia, challenges, opportunities and forecasts.
  • 6.25 – 6.55pm NQ Innovators Pitch
  • 6.55 – 7.00pm Closing – QLD Chief Entrepreneur Julia Spicer
  • 7.00 – 8.30pm Networking

Tickets available here

This event is presented by the Queensland Government, through the Office of the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur, Advance Queensland and Trade and Investment Queensland, in partnership with Climate Salad, Smart Precinct NQ and James Cook University.

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About Smart Precinct NQ
Smart Precinct NQ is the home of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in North QLD, supporting people with ideas to start and grow.
The Innovation Ecosystem in North Queensland has shown considerable growth in the period 2019-2024. Smart Precinct NQ connects and empowers stakeholders to catalyse innovation and grow industry innovation, and economic outcomes for Townsville and Queensland. Smart Precinct NQ provides a central point of incubation and acceleration for idea generation, collaboration, problem-solving, commercialisation pathways and investment readiness. We connect and collaborate with entrepreneurs, SME’s, industry, government, researchers, investors and the wider community.

There is limited capacity at this event. Please secure your attendance here and receive further details about the event.