TNQiA Awards

The Tropical North Queensland Innovation Awards are a refreshed approach by Cairns Regional Council to recognise and reward those working innovatively across the vast and diverse Tropical North Queensland region.

Since 2010, Cairns Regional Council has been strengthening the region’s reputation as an innovation hot spot through its Tropical Innovation Awards. These Awards have helped to firmly establish the Tropical North as a world-leading centre for tropical expertise, innovation and sustainable development.

With innovation a key driver of economic growth, Council continues to shine the spotlight on those businesses and individuals who are changing our region’s economic landscape through their spirit of ingenuity and innovation.

The 2016 Tropical North Queensland Innovation Awards (TNQiA) will recognise trail-blazing local entrepreneurs, creative thinkers and smart businesses who are demonstrating excellence in innovation.

As a platform to showcase inventive and innovative ideas, projects and processes to potential investors, mentors, government officials and the public, the TNQiA will feature eight categories for innovative products and processes.  The Awards will support applicants in realising the potential commercial value of their innovations and strengthen the region’s overall export and employment potential.