Publish Date: 
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 16:00

Small business and universities encouraged to join forces to innovate

Business and universities are being encouraged to join forces to power the state’s knowledge economy through a new Advance Queensland Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) program.

The program will assist businesses to improve their competitiveness and productivity through the use of knowledge, technology and skills available from Queensland’s universities and graduates.

The Queensland Government is offering funding up to $50,000 (excluding GST) to businesses to help with the cost of employing a graduate to work on an innovative project.

A complementary PhD Industry Experience program will match Queensland businesses with PhD students for short-term work experience placements, to help drive new ideas and add value to businesses while providing on-the-job training. These will be unpaid placements will help boost innovation and flow of ideas.

Advance Queensland is a comprehensive suite of programs that aim to deliver jobs now and create jobs of the future.

More information

For more information go to Advance Queensland.