Innovation

When it comes to business, innovation can mean implementing new ideas and more effective workflows, developing dynamic products or building on existing services.

There are a range of online resources available for Moreton Bay Region business owners and operators, including: information on local workshops, services, trade and investment opportunities, and more.

Local initiatives such as the Moreton Bay Region Business Excellence & Innovation Awards aim to provide a platform for forward-thinking businesses

Innovate Moreton Bay (part of Advance Queensland's Advancing Regional Innovation Program - ARIP) is focused on positioning the region as a location choice for entrepreneurs, innovators, exporters and investors. Head over to Facebook to find out more about Innovate Moreton Bay

Regional Innovation Coordinator

Steve Butler | E: steve.butler@mbrit.com.au | M: 0412 911 546

More business innovation information, resources and news items are available below.

Australian Small Business Advisory Service (ASBAS)

Small businesses can access advice and training from ASBAS providers across Australian on: Funding avenues and financial analysis Building your business Making the most of your talent and team Management capabilities and digital engagement implementation

Advance Queensland

  Online information on all of the programs and support under the Advance Queensland initiative. It includes information on funding and support programs, case studies, and how to join a network of successful innovators and entrepreneurs. There are a wide range of programs including KTP, BDF, Ignite Ideas and the Advance Queensland Industry Attraction Fund.  

Innovate Queensland Workshops

Helping Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) turn their ideas into income or boost their business by learning the skills of innovation development, preparing new technologies for market and investment, and practical collaboration.

National Innovation and Science Agenda

A number of initiatives to embrace new ideas in innovation and science. Initiatives include: Tax breaks to encourage risk and innovation Funding incentives Ensuring we have the skills needed for high wage, high productivity jobs Making is easier for start-ups and innovative small businesses to work with government

Moreton Bay Region Community Profile

The Moreton Bay Region Community Profile provides demographic analysis for the City and its suburbs based on results from the 2011, 2006, 2001, 1996 and 1991 Censuses of Population and Housing. The profile is updated with population estimates when the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) releases new figures.

Moreton Bay Region Economic Profile

The Moreton Bay Region's economic profile presents economic information that enables you to describe the area's role within the broader economy, explore options for economic development and promote the area's strengths. Access to valuable statistics to determine future growth opportunities for your business.

Efic

As Australia’s export credit agency, Efic operates on a commercial basis and partners with banks to provide financial solutions for Australian companies: Exporting In an export supply chain Looking to expand their business operations overseas to better service their clients And/or operating in emerging and frontier markets

Regional Trade Adviser Network

A network of trade advisers to support regional and rural businesses on their export journey.

Trade & Investment Queensland (TIQ)

Online resource including information on consultation and planning services offered to first time and existing exporters.

Australian Business Licence and Information Service (ABLIS)

ABLIS is a website to helps you find the government licences, permits, approvals, registrations you need to run your business legally in Australia.

Back to Work Regional Employment Package

Support for employers to build confidence to take on employees; support for regions doing it tough; and support for job seekers to build confidence, upskill and retrain for jobs in a more agile Queensland economy.

Business Queensland

A broad range of information, tools and support services offered by the Queensland Government to help grow your business. PHONE: 13 QGOV (13 74 68)

business.gov.au

business.gov.au is an online government resource for the Australian business community. The website offers you simple and convenient access to all of the government information, forms and services you need. PHONE: 13 28 46  

Digital Scorecard

See how you compare against your peers - whether you're a small or medium business or not-for-profit - by completing the digital scorecard. By scoring your business digitally, you can discover ways to grow your digital presence.

Entrepreneurs’ Programme - Business Management

For established businesses operating in key growth sectors Business Advisers review business operations including; Business direction; Strategy; Growth opportunities; Supply chain. They provide a report with strategies for business improvement and work with you to make them happen.

jobactive

jobactive employment providers can help you find the right staff, at no cost for your business, who are screened and job-ready.

Mentoring for Growth

A program to help businesses grow via access to a panel of 6 - 8 volunteer business mentors, matching business needs with industry experience.

Moreton Bay Region Community Profile

The Moreton Bay Region Community Profile provides demographic analysis for the City and its suburbs based on results from the 2011, 2006, 2001, 1996 and 1991 Censuses of Population and Housing. The profile is updated with population estimates when the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) releases new figures.

Moreton Bay Region Economic Profile

The Moreton Bay Region's economic profile presents economic information that enables you to describe the area's role within the broader economy, explore options for economic development and promote the area's strengths. Access to valuable statistics to determine future growth opportunities for your business.

New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS)

Training, business mentoring and assistance to help people not in education, employment or training become self-employed business owners.

Regional Services Network – Queensland (Department of State Development)

The first point of contact for people looking to invest in Queensland, or grow a business. Resources include: Industry Roadmaps Economic Growth Made in Queensland

SelfStart

From planning, finding local support, through to perfecting your pitch, the SelfStart website contains information and resources to support people through the stages of starting a business. 

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland - Small Business Program

Resources, services and advisory visits to help small businesses stay safe, healthy and productive.

Intellectual Property

Intellectual property (IP) represents creations of the mind or intellect that can be legally owned. IP laws allow for protection through patents, trade marks, copyright, designs, circuit layouts, and plant breeder’s rights. Almost every business has some form of IP that they need to protect.

Intellectual Property Info Kit

Online tools to help SMEs understand Australia’s IP system and how to identify, protect and commercialise IP.

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