Queensland METS companies have a well-earned reputation for innovation, and now have additional opportunities to turn their good ideas into commercial realities.

The Igniting METS Accelerator is a joint initiative between the Queensland Government and METS Ignited—the national growth centre for METS—and operated by KPMG. Focused on companies with a prototype or other well-advanced product or service, the accelerator will connect them with the financial, legal and technical advice they need. Industry boot camps in Toowoomba and Mackay will help potential participants fine-tune their pitches and give them the best chance of entering the program.

This Accelerator complements Advance Queensland's Industry Accelerator Program, which focuses on METS companies in earlier stages of the commercialisation process. Between these two programs, any of Queensland's 800-plus METS companies with an innovative idea have a clear pathway to turn that idea into a commercial reality.

The Igniting METS Accelerator is a pilot program, the learnings from which will inform the design of future METS accelerators for companies across Australia.

For more information on the Igniting METS Accelerator, visit