Private Sector Pathways Program QLD

This program provides funding to Queensland small to medium enterprises (SMEs) and scaleups to help them find solutions to corporate challenges.
Application detail:

Deadlines and submission dates will depend on the details of each individual challenge.

What do you get?

Matched funding of up to $50,000.

Who is this for?

Queensland based organisations and businesses.


This program aims to create commercial opportunities for innovative Queensland businesses by connecting them to corporates and provide a risk-managed process to explore and co-fund solutions to corporate challenges.

The benefits of this program for Queensland businesses include:

  • access to Advance QLD funding to trial technologies with corporates
  • create connections with corporates and potential commercial contracts
  • opportunity to pivot products or services to a new sector
  • retain intellectual property
  • building credibility by having large corporate customers.

The program uses a staged process, designed to manage risk while providing a straightforward pathway for trialling Queensland-developed solutions:

  • Identify – Advance Queensland works with corporates to nominate challenges and define their scope and parameters.
  • Release – a challenge statement is released to market.
  • Engage – applications are assessed, and shortlisted applicants (SME/scaleup) may be invited to present their proposed solutions with the evaluation panel.
  • Select – an applicant (SME/scaleup) with feasible solutions is selected and final parameters and negotiations are finalised before entering the project stage.
  • Fund – the successful applicant (SME/scaleup) will receive funding from Advance Queensland and the corporate to develop and pilot their proposed solution.

Check if you can apply

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • have an ABN (Australian business number) registered in Queensland
  • be registered for GST (goods and services tax)
  • be an established Queensland based startup or small to medium enterprise (SME) with a full-time equivalent employee (FTE) count below 200
  • have a minimal viable product being developed in Queensland
  • not have had previous commercial contracts from the participating corporate.

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