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    North Queensland Sustainable Innovation Showcase

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    We are excited to invite you to the North Queensland Sustainable Innovation Showcase, hosted by Climate Salad, Smart Precinct NQ and Queensland Government.

    This event is a must-attend for entrepreneurs, their teams, investors, mentors, and advocates operating in the sustainable innovation, circular economy and climate tech landscape. It’s also an ideal platform for students and those keen to explore these vibrant and rapidly evolving sectors!

    The showcase will spotlight innovators from the NQ region, along with a host of investors and government representatives.

    This event presents a unique opportunity to engage with businesses, government representatives, investors, and thought leaders in the realm of sustainable innovation. Don’t miss this chance to connect, collaborate, and contribute to the future of sustainable innovation.

    This event is presented by the Queensland Government, through the Office of the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur, Advance Queensland and Trade and Investment Queensland, in partnership with Climate Salad, Smart Precinct NQ and James Cook University.


    Engineering and Innovation Place
    Building 506 (EIP Building,Β in front on Canto Kitchen & Bar)Β 
    1 James Cook Drive, Douglas QLD


    • 5pm Registrations open
    • 5.30 - 5.35pm Welcome - Smart Precinct NQ CEO Cassandra Cazzulino
    • 5.35 - 5.40pm Welcome to Country - Sam Savage,Β Bindal People
    • 5.40 – 5.55pm Keynote - Mick Liubinskas (Climate Salad)
    • 5.55 - 6.25pm Investor Panel
      Investment in climate tech and sustainability in regional Australia, challenges, opportunities and forecasts.Β 
      Georgia Barkell (Sprint VC)
      Peter Laurie (Junta)
      Julia Spicer (QLD Chief Entrepreneur)
      Moderated by Mick Liubinskas (Climate Salad)
    • 6.25 - 6.55pm NQ Innovators Pitch
      Pitches by 15 NQ climate tech and sustainability founders
    • 6.55 - 7.00pm Closing - QLD Chief Entrepreneur Julia Spicer
    • 7.00 - 8.30pm Networking

      What is Climate Salad?

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      About Smart Precinct NQ
      Smart Precinct NQ is the home of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in North QLD, supporting people with ideas to start and grow.
      The Innovation Ecosystem in North Queensland has shown considerable growth in the period 2019-2024. Smart Precinct NQ connects and empowers stakeholders to catalyse innovation and grow industry innovation, and economic outcomes for Townsville and Queensland. Smart Precinct NQ provides a central point of incubation and acceleration for idea generation, collaboration, problem-solving, commercialisation pathways and investment readiness. We connect and collaborate with entrepreneurs, SME’s, industry, government, researchers, investors and the wider community.

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