Skip links and keyboard navigation

    Media Statements

    Coat of ArmsMedia Release
    Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy and Minister for Small Business
    The Honourable Leeanne Enoch

    Small business becomes a virtual reality at Myriad Festival

    Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy and Minister for Small Business
    The Honourable Leeanne Enoch

    Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    Small business becomes a virtual reality at Myriad Festival

    Queensland’s small businesses are set to lead the innovation charge at this week’s Myriad Festival in Brisbane.

    Small Business Minister Leeanne Enoch said the opportunities for innovation among small business was immense which is why the Palaszczuk Government allocated $22.7 million to the Advancing Small Business Queensland Strategy.

    “We are seeing this strategy in action leveraging the Advance Queensland agenda to create jobs, drive productivity and harness innovation through funding programs such as the Digital and Accelerate Grants,” Ms Enoch said.

    “The Office of Small Business will be at Myriad and in the spirit of innovation they will take visitors at Myriad on a tour of small businesses with a special virtual reality experience.

    “Visitors will don VR goggles and hear small business owners talking about their professional successes, and their experiences with the programs and initiatives offered by the Palaszczuk Government.

    “This immersive experience will help people understand some of the challenges facing small business, and will give them a new perspective on the programs we have to help small businesses start, grow and employ.”

    The virtual reality experience will also form part of a series of New Ideas Forums, with the first forum in Cairns on 4 April.

    “Coming up with ideas for new products and services is often the first and easiest step in starting a business. Transforming those ideas into an income and a business that can employ other Queenslanders is harder," Ms Enoch said.

    “We are working to empower small businesses with the capabilities they need to stay competitive.

    “The Palaszczuk Government is committed to supporting the 414,000 small businesses in Queensland through the delivery of the Advancing Small Business Queensland Strategy.

    “This $22.7 million strategy has emphasis on stronger advocacy for business, enabling small business to connect with government and each other, and helping them to start, grow and employ," she said.

    For more information visit www.business.qld.gov.au

    ENDS

    MEDIA 0412 393 909