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Biofutures Roadmap directs the growth of an emerging industry

Queensland is committed to positioning itself as the Asia-Pacific hub for the biofutures industry. The Queensland Biofutures 10-Year Roadmap and Action Plan articulates a strong vision for the industrial biotechnology and bioproducts sector. Biofutures will support future economic development, open the door to new investment and grow employment in regional Queensland. To learn how this industry could have a transformative effect on Queensland’s economy Read more >>

Realising the potential of the state’s biomedical and life sciences sector

The department is preparing a Biomedical and Life Sciences 10-Year Roadmap, in consultation with relevant stakeholders, to diversify Queensland's industry base, create high-value, well paid, knowledge-based jobs and drive export growth.

The life sciences sector in Queensland includes activities in human and animal health and disease (biomedical sciences). The life sciences sector also encompasses applications in agricultural, environmental and industrial biotechnology. A discussion paper is open for public comment. Read more >>

2016 Major Projects Series begins in Brisbane

The first event of the 2016 Major Projects Series was held on July 12 with over 250 attendees at QUT’s Room ThreeSixty.

The event showcased opportunities for job creation and economic growth around the $3 billion Queen’s Wharf Brisbane Integrated Resort Development and other major projects. Read more >>