2024 Regional Roadshow 

Smart Precinct NQ are thrilled to bring the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur’s Regional Roadshow to Townsville!

The Roadshow presents an incredible opportunity to connect with key stakeholders from  Trade and Investment Queensland, NBN Co, Life Sciences Queensland, Climate Salad, James Cook University, Sprint VC and Junta, regional innovators, government representatives and many more!

The agenda is full of events to grow, connect and thrive in North Queensland!

You’re welcome at any and all the following events – please RSVP as capacity is limited!

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Wednesday 17th April 2024

Introduction to Regional Innovators
Participating in the roundtable will be key stakeholders from Queensland Government including the Department of Environment, Science and Innovation and Trade and Investment Queensland and key stakeholders from NBN Co and others!

The roundtable will include discussions on the following topics:

  • Overview of the Queensland Circular Economy (Industry-Research) Program
  • Insights and connections for support and potential funding sources
  • How innovation works in the regions, including barriers, policy challenges, opportunities and future direction
  • Pipeline and avenues of opportunities

LOCATION:
Smart Precinct NQ,143 Walker Street

RSVP:
Email suz@spnq.org

Lunch and Connect
During this time there will be opportunities to connect with key stakeholders and further discuss barriers, policy challenges, opportunities and seek guidance on projects.

LOCATION:
Smart Precinct NQ,143 Walker Street

RSVP:
Email suz@spnq.org

Life Sciences Queensland Roundtable

We are excited to work with key stakeholders to ensure a thriving North Queensland life sciences community. Join us to identify key players in our ecosystem in the north, and workshop ways to grow and support the sector. If you operate in this region, or have colleagues who do, please participate in the conversation and share with others in the community.

LOCATION:
Smart Precinct NQ,143 Walker Street

RSVP:
Humanitix
 

Networking with Qld Chief Entrepreneur
Join us for an evening of networking with other business leaders where there will be opportunities to connect, share ideas and learnings and collaborate.

LOCATION:
The Metropole Hotel, 81 Palmer Street, South Townsville

RSVP:
Humanitix

Thursday 18th April 2024

Black Coffee
The Chief Entrepreneur Julia Spicer and Smart Precinct NQ are teaming up with Black Coffee for a live yarn session.  We welcome you to come along and together celebrate the broad range of First Nations and Torres Strait Islander business owners and innovators from Townsville, North Queensland.

LOCATION:
Smart Precinct NQ,143 Walker Street

RSVP:
Black Coffee

Growing the North, supporting innovation, transition and transformation in the regions
Introduction to Townsville and its emerging industries with speakers:

  • The Rising Region, overview of Townsville NQ region – Townsville Enterprise
  • Trade Opportunities of Townsville – Trade and Investment Queensland
  • Introduction to Smart Precinct NQ – How we are helping business to get to the future first – SPNQ CEO Cassandra Cazzulino

LOCATION:
Smart Precinct NQ,143 Walker Street

RSVP:
Email suz@spnq.org

The Power of City Leadership, City Listening and a Circular Economy

Welcome and Introduction to Townsville’s Circular Economy Jason Lange and Dr. Lydia Canovas

  • Introduction to regional innovators
  • Overview of new Circular Economy projects through the CE Industry- Research project and how NQ is supporting the transition to net zero

LOCATION:
Smart Precinct NQ,143 Walker Street

RSVP:
Email suz@spnq.org

On the Couch Session and Networking
Julia Spicer, Denise Kreymborg (TIQ Acting General Manager Queensland Operations) and Anna Fedeles (TIQ General Manager International Operations) will be ‘on the couch’ for a fireside chat as part of the 2024 Regional Roadshow.

Find out how the state is supporting innovation and future opportunities for founders and innovators in regional Queensland.

Following this session, 2-3.30pm there will be an exclusive opportunity to network and connect with the speakers, investors, Climate Salad and other stakeholders.

LOCATION:
Smart Precinct NQ,143 Walker Street

RSVP:
Humanitix

Understanding Investors with Peter Laurie
From a founder’s point of view, investors are a strange group. They have the expertise, contacts, and the cash that founders need, but sometimes seem to be unwilling to put that into action.
A perspective change can help.
When we are talking about investment, your business is the product, which makes the investors the customers.
As a founder you know not to sell products to customers without first understanding them.
But that is exactly the way that most founders approach the task, making the whole thing a lot harder than it should be.

Peter Laurie is going to take us through how investors think and how to communicate why your business is a good investment.

RSVP: Humanitix

Tour the new Engineering and Innovation Place at James Cook University

LOCATION:
Engineering & Innovation Place, James Cook University

RSVP:
Email suz@spnq.org

NQ Sustainable Innovation Showcase – Pitch Event with Climate Salad
The showcase will spotlight innovators from the NQ region, along with a host of investors and government representatives. This event presents a unique opportunity to engage with businesses, government representatives, investors, and thought leaders in the realm of sustainable innovation. Don’t miss this chance to connect, collaborate, and contribute to the future of sustainable innovation.

LOCATION:
Engineering & Innovation Place, James Cook University

RSVP:
Humanitix