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

    Innovation Minister applauds Sunshine Coast innovators

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

    Tuesday, June 06, 2017

    Innovation Minister applauds Sunshine Coast innovators

    The Sunshine Coast is a hotspot of entrepreneurial ingenuity and innovative businesses are thriving in the region, Innovation Minister Leeanne Enoch said ahead of a three-day visit (6 to 8 June) to the region.

    Ms Enoch said the Palaszczuk Government’s $405 million whole-of-government Advance Queensland initiative is supporting a number of entrepreneurial Sunshine Coast businesses to develop new products and services, build their businesses, tap into new markets locally and globally, attract investment and create jobs.

    “The entrepreneurs on the Sunshine Coast continue to demonstrate incredible initiative, creativity and innovation across a broad range of industries, including food and agribusiness, digital and renewable energy,” Ms Enoch said.

    While on the Sunshine Coast this week, Ms Enoch will visit entrepreneurs based at the Innovation Centre at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC); the Engage Research Lab at the USC; the entrepreneurship body, Innovate Noosa, run by Noosa Shire Council; a pet treat entrepreneur in Warana and food agribusinesses in Montville.

    “The Palaszczuk Government continues to support regional Queensland businesses, including those operating throughout the Sunshine Coast,” she said.

    “During this trip, I look forward to hearing from Sunshine Coast-based innovators about their new inventions, their collaborations, and their ability to turn great ideas into regional job opportunities for Queenslanders.

    “An Advance Queensland pop-up stand will operate at three key innovation spaces on the Sunshine Coast this week so local innovators, startups and businesses can learn more about the many opportunities for support available to them through the Advance Queensland program.”

    The Advance Queensland pop-up stand will be at Spark Bureau, 17 Ocean Street, Maroochydore today (Tuesday); Wednesday at the Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast, University of Sunshine Coast; and Thursday at the Food and Agribusiness Networking event at The J, 60 Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads.

    Advance Queensland is the Palaszczuk Government’s flagship initiative to drive innovation across Queensland and turn great ideas into new products, businesses and jobs.

    Further information can be found at Advance Queensland.

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