Regional Futures – Collaborative Projects

Date/Deadline: 17 Nov, 2022

Creating collaborations across regional Queensland to solve significant innovation challenges.

The Collaborative Projects program supports regional innovation leaders to collaborate with partners to unlock Queensland’s economic potential, whether by solving a significant problem or by creating an opportunity for the regions.

A collaborative project should aim to:

– provide tangible benefits to regional communities
– support regional strengths and/or emerging industries
– realise potential and remove barriers targeting issues of regional significance
– increase the regional ecosystem’s capability and contribute to its future prosperity and resilience.

The program is part of the Queensland Government’s new $5 million Advance Queensland Regional Futures initiative and has been developed with learnings from Advancing Regional Innovation Program (ARIP).

Funding
Up to $200,000 (excluding GST) for projects of up to 18 months.

Eligibility
To be eligible for funding, the applicant organisation must at the time of application:

– be based in a Queensland region
– have an ABN and be registered for GST
– be collaborating with one or more organisation(s) based in a Queensland region
– provide a signed Regional Futures – Collaborative Projects – Regional Engagement Officer Certificate
– be able to match the requested funding 1:1 in cash
– be ready to commence the project within 60 business days of the grant approval
– be able to complete the project within 18 months of the commencement date.

The proposed collaborative project must be able to demonstrate:

1. significance of the opportunity and innovation activity
2. strength of collaboration and viability of the project
3. benefit to the region/s and Queensland

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