“Olympics:” it’s Queensland for “innovation”

The state government launches an “innovation for a future economy” ten year roadmap

It starts with $142m in the new state budget, including $100m for the existing Advance Queensland programme (“including entrepreneurs, start-ups and scaleups, SMEs, innovators, universities …”). There’s $10m for an “innovation action plan” and the Office of the Chief Entrepreneur. Plus $17m to support “priority industry-science centres” and “accelerate university commercialisation.”

Sport-tech gets a mention, as a, “world enterprise Queensland is capable of leading.” And in case anybody missed the connection, the 2032 Brisbane Olympics, “offers us the opportunity as an economy to develop innovation products and services right across the state – to become the state renowned for creating leading-edge technologies.”