Partner Up Queensland Regional Science and Innovation Network

The Partner Up Queensland (PUQ) Regional Science and Innovation Network is a state-wide approach to increasing science and innovation engagement in regional Queensland which builds on the previous PUQ program linking researchers and industry.

It aims to create a network of regional hubs to increase science and innovation capability across the state and to leverage Queensland’s collective strengths providing all Queenslanders the opportunity to engage with science and innovation in meaningful ways.

The Network will:

  • enable individuals and community groups to participate in activities developed by the network hubs and by science and innovation champions within their local or regional communities
  • have an engagement program developed by each hub, offering meaningful impact
  • focus on best-practice science and innovation engagement activities, education and translation of research for local communities
  • enable collaboration between various science stakeholders including government, researchers, industry experts, local businesses, education providers and Queensland community groups.

Three regional hubs, established in Toowoomba, Gladstone and Cairns, will commence in the pilot offering of the Network in 2022.