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Welcome to Ignite FNQ

Re-Ignite, Innovate and achieve

Expression of Interest Form

Have you got an idea for a business, service or product.  Not sure how to start?  Complete our eligibility form and we will help you connect to experts and identify suitable funding available for your idea.

Eligibility Form

Targets – Program Outcomes

The expectation for targets for Ignite FNQ include:

  1. Digital Connectivity. The Region conveyed that connectivity (internet and telecommunications) requires prioritisation as a fundamental human right for those in the Region and be treated like other essential infrastructure (e.g. electricity, roads).
  2. Generational change. The Region seeks to create prosperity through the creation of its first generation of entrepreneurs.
  3. Advanced innovation for commerce in the Region. The 2015 Regional Queensland Start-up ecosystem report highlights the strengths and areas of improvement for FNQ as related to economic development, which will be addressed by the Program.
  4. Asset activation and delivery of greater value. The Program will initially focus on community-driven activation of underutilised spaces across rural and remote areas (e.g. libraries).
  5. Leveraging willingness to foster accelerated development of the innovation ecosystem. The Program is determined to ensure that willing communities gain access to the tools, services and expertise they require to innovate.

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Guiding Principles

The following are core principles of operation determined by Ignite FNQ, which were committed to in the presence of 25 businesses/organisations willing to contribute to the outcomes of the Program.

The principles will guide all stages of ecosystem development and will also be used to help design new approaches, processes or programs.

  • Respect for all people and perspectives.
  • Inclusion of all areas and sectors.
  • Collaboration between all partners.
  • Trust in acting towards mutual objectives.
  • Abundance thinking and agile approaches.