The Tropical North Queensland Innovation awards provide an opportunity for local inventors, innovators and businesses to showcase their inventive and innovative ideas to potential investors, mentors, government officials and the public.

It is an opportunity for applicants to realise the potential commercial value of their invention or innovation and contribute to the export and employment potential of the region. 


"As competition intensifies, the need for creative thinking increases. It is no longer enough to do the same thing better . . . no longer enough to be efficient and solve problems."  

- Edward de Bono -


The Awards

The TNQiA Awards aim to:

  • recognise, reward and support innovation, invention and commercialisation across the Tropical North Queensland region;

  • promote a climate of pride in the region’s business community; and

  • be a platform for business promotion collaboration and development.