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Invest in technology

Invest in technology focus area. Icon of a lightbulb.We will shift the focus of procurement to working with the sector to plan for the future. We will invest more in innovation and back Queensland businesses to deliver.

Action items

  • Provide greater access to procurement opportunities by exempting suppliers from QAssure accreditation for contracts under $1 million.
  • Improve pre-qualification requirements for SMEs.
  • Draw business to Queensland through the Advance Queensland Industry Attraction Fund.
  • Encourage take-up of the ICT SME participation scheme and use of innovative procurement approaches.
We will harness the power of start-ups and back Queensland businesses to deliver innovative solutions.

Advancing innovation

The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector will continue to grow. Innovative procurement processes and improved pre-qualification requirements for SMEs will enable government to harness the power of start-ups and small business to deliver innovative solutions.

Other innovative procurement approaches, like the Small Business Innovation Research and Testing within Government programs, will also help to deliver better solutions and provide more opportunities for small business and start-ups to work with government.

It unlocks the potential of innovative businesses and individuals to create a new era of opportunity for Queenslanders.

Diagram of how state government investment leads to innovation by: encouraging new ideas and better ways to deliver; new products, systems and processes and business models; for businesses of all shapes and sizes; everywhere across all sectors, across the state. 

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