Moreton Bay: Investing in our innovators

Innovation and entrepreneurs across the Moreton Bay Region have been given a serious boost with the announcement of a new $300,000 plus Council funded innovation program.

The revised Innovate Moreton Bay program will support the Moreton Bay Region as it strives to become a top 10 regional knowledge and innovation hub as outlined in the Regional Economic Development Strategy (REDS). Existing businesses and entrepreneurs will be encouraged, and bright young minds will be nurtured under the updated program.

Mayor Peter Flannery said this significant council investment was yet another milestone upon the one-year anniversary of the Regional Economic Development Strategy (REDS) and will contribute to our bigger, bolder, and brighter future.

“We have bold plans to grow the local innovation ecosystem so that we better connect our industry and support our locals to become and connect with world-class talent,” continued Mayor Flannery

Businesses and young entrepreneurs will be able to access specialist innovation and growth services via a dedicated Regional Innovation Coordinator (RIC) as well as attend specialist events to help develop valuable skills and connections.

MBRIT CEO Shane Newcombe said that he is “proud of the Innovate Moreton Bay brand and the community of volunteers and collaborators that have contributed to the growth of the local innovation ecosystem over the past four years, getting the program to this new phase of growth.”

Support will be delivered to early-stage technology companies, as well as medium to large-scale companies seeking specialist innovation support. Young entrepreneurs will be a key focus and will complement the council’s recent investment in the new Mayor’s Telstra Innovation Awards, open now for grades 9 to 12.

For more information visit the council's website and follow #TeamMoretonBay and @InnovateMoretonBay on social media.

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