More Queensland businesses supported to Go Global

Published Friday, 07 January, 2022 at 12:45 PM

Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment
The Honourable Cameron Dick

The latest recipients of Trade and Investment Queensland’s Go Global Export Program have been announced, with the Palaszczuk Government investing another $500,000 to help Queensland businesses export to more markets.

Since the program’s launch in February 2020, almost $1.65 million has been shared by 80 businesses across the state.

Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment Cameron Dick said this latest round of grants is specifically targeted to regional Queensland businesses.

“Our exporters show that when we back them they deliver in spades, creating jobs and strengthening our communities” Mr Dick said.

“This latest half-million funding pool will help operators across our regions overcome challenges to exporting like accreditation, logistics, product trials and packaging.

“With one in five Queensland jobs reliant on exports, our government is pleased to back these businesses and the employment they generate.

“Exports are a crucial part of Queensland’s Economic Recovery Plan, and TIQ’s Go Global Export Program is allowing us to maximise the world-leading product we have in this state.”

Through the Go Global Export Program, grants of up to $25,000 are matched by recipients.

BSD Robotics CEO Andrew Stewart said the support will allow his Moreton Bay laboratory automation business to expedite their export targets.

“Trade and Investment Queensland’s Go Global program is an excellent initiative and we’re grateful to be participating,” Mr Stewart said.

“The funding, and also the facilitation provided by TIQ’s local and international trade advisors, will enable us to win new business in North America, particularly with major government agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”

CEO of Townsville’s Solar Relief, Trent Small, said the grant will see his company deliver their portable power supply product, which has been developed and trialled over the past six years, and purchased by the Australian Army.

“The ability to operate critical infrastructure like medical equipment, vaccine fridges and water purification from just one Solar Relief PPS will save lives and help to solve energy poverty,” Mr Small said.

“This grant will help us provide sustainable electrical solutions in regions with limited or no access to electricity, including for our neighbours in Papua New Guinea and the South Pacific.”

Go Global Export Program third round funding recipients:

  • ABC Honey (Moreton Bay)
  • Aquaknect Flexibles (Logan)
  • Ausmetal Engineering (Logan)
  • Biosota Organics (Gold Coast)
  • BSD Robotics (Moreton Bay)
  • Bundle of Rays (Sunshine Coast)
  • Dairy Free Down Under (Gold Coast)
  • Dwiz Constructions (Hervey Bay)
  • K & L Ea (Moreton Bay)
  • King River Ag (Darling Downs)
  • Microbiome Research Group (Gold Coast)
  • Pan-Pacific Business Service Group (Darling Downs)
  • Panteros Trading (Darling Downs)
  • Probiotics Australia (Gold Coast)
  • Quick Safety (Sunshine Coast)
  • Rocky Creek Orchards N.Q. (Far North Queensland)
  • Smartline Medical (Sunshine Coast)
  • Solar Relief (Townsville)
  • STEM Punks Ventures (Moreton Bay)
  • Technical Fabric Services Australia (Gold Coast)
  • VRM Biologik (Townsville)
  • Woods Foods (Darling Downs)

Trade and Investment Queensland is the Queensland Government’s dedicated global business agency assisting exporters and promoting Queensland as the place to invest.


Media contact: Ben Doyle 0400 775 561