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Are you an Outback entrepreneur, startup or innovative business?

Would you like to exhibit, network and make valuable contacts in Australia and globally?

Then, you need to read this!

QODE 2019 is a two day technology and innovation conference being held at the Brisbane Conventionand Exhibition Centre at South Bank on Tuesday, 2 April and Wednesday, 3 April 2019.

QODE 2019 is also an integral part of the inaugural "Curiocity" Brisbane event happening across Brisbane in March and April 2019.

QODE will be a live and energetic experience focused on delivering inspirational content to the startup and entrepreneurial community.

QODE is targeted at entrepreneurial startup and investment communities. With its strong emphasis on inspirational and educational content, QODE will also deliver critical information to company executives and government officials wanting to better understand the future business landscape.

In 2018, over 120 regional entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses showcased their innovations at Myriad to 3,500 delegates from around the globe including major corporations, international investors and entrepreneurs.

The 2019 Regional Innovation Showcase aims to build on the success of previous innovation events in 2016, 2017 and 2018 whilst continuing to provide a unique platform for regional entrepreneurs to exhibit, network and make valuable contacts across Australia and the Asia Pacific.

2019’s program is designed to engage curious minds in a variety of unique formats, including;


To see the speakers head to https://qodebrisbane.com/speakers/

With support from Advance Queensland’s ARIP funding, Outback Qld will again support a delegation of ten entrepreneurs, startups and innovative small to medium enterprises to attend and exhibit at QODE rubbing shoulders with global and Australian peers. Who knows where this could lead. Successful delegates will receive a two-day pass [valued at $495] as well as a subsidy of $750 towards travel and accommodation costs. What fantastic value!!

Do you think you might be interested in attending?

Complete an application before 5pm Wednesday 6 March. Successful applications will be announced mid March.

Would you like more information?

Email outbackhubs@rapad.com.au


How will I benefit from attending the event?

You will hear from leaders in the innovation area and well as those starting out; network with other startups and innovative businesses and have the opportunity to meet and listen to various Entrepreneurs/ Innovators.

What subsidy will I receive?

  • 1 ticket to QODE festival 2-3 April 2019 [valued at $495]
  • $750 towards your travel and accommodation costs for 2-3 April 2019 Expenses outside of the $750 will be the responsibility of the delegate

What do I need to do if I am successful?

  • Provide detail [as per the application] on your product/innovation
  • Attend the two-day festival 2-3 April 2019 at Brisbane Conference and Exhibition Centre, South Bank
  • Share roster on Outback Regional Stand over the two days
  • Provide receipts of accommodation and travel expenses relevant to the Myriad journey
  • Share on social media, the experience, speakers and networking opportunities at QODE acknowledging the funders #AdvanceQueensland #ARIP #RAPAD
  • On return to the region, share at community events &/or in a short video, what you gained from your QODE experience

What are more details about the selection criteria?

To be part of the Outback delegation you need to achieve a minimum of 3 out of the following 5 criteria:

1. Businesses that are in or entering the scale up phase

  • High Growth Potential – successful Commercialisation of the new product or service likely to lead to high growth for the business
  • Globally focused – the product/service has global market potential
  • Has a plan in place to help the business stay on track in achieving its goals

2. Technology or innovation focus

  • Validation that the solution is addressing a real market need
  • Identifies as a new to market or new to world product/service
  • Where IP is involved, it must be owned and protected by the applicant business (not a third party)

3. Track record of sales and growth

  • Evidence of early sales traction / user growth (global customers preferred)
  • Demonstrate potential via extensive user interviews, surveys, market research
  • Has adequate management and technical team to commercialise and grow successfully

4. Innovation is at or beyond Minimal Viable Product (MVP)

  • Not just a prototype
  • Actual sales (preferred)
  • Can provide MVP url/file/image

5. Investment has been secured

  • Investors have already injected funds into the business
  • Investor, industry partner and/or customer letters of support can be provided
  • A team is in place to take on additional investment and deliver on promises

Innovation aligns with at least one of the six following:

    • a. Artificial Intelligence: Machine learning and AI – solving complex problems, finding new insights with the fusion of data, delivered in real-time.
    • b. Cybersecurity: Using AI to restore the balance between the hackers and the system defenders. Systems under siege – healthcare, financial, social media, democracy and privacy.
    • c. Blockchain: A decentralised ledger – removing the need for the intermediary. Why Public and Semi-Public/Private Blockchain are changing the world. Cryptocurrency – not the only application. The future of banks, insurance companies, government healthcare systems.
    • d. Robotics: Automation fulfils its long-standing promise across industries: agriculture, transportation, and logistics. The effects of robotics in healthcare, law enforcement, emergency services, food production, education, entertainment, mining and manufacturing.
    • e. Health and Food: The future of health care and food is exploding. The application of AI and wearable technology to assist with diagnostics, disease management and patient care simply scrapes the surface of the possibilities in health and wellness sectors. Given the demand for high quality, nutritious, personalised clean and safe food is increasing, Australia is well placed to maximise opportunities to transform the dynamics of the food and health sectors.
    • f. Energy: Energy generation and storage at the heart of the electrical transportation revolution. Energy demands of smart cities and industry dominate. The drive for cleaner, reliable and flexible systems to satisfy consumers, business and industry alike drive innovation and real-world application of technology.

    Businesses with a niche target market that is only in their local area are not eligible to attend QODE 2019 as part of the Regional delegation.

    Not sure if you qualify, contact Kristine via email at outbackhubs@rapad.com.au or on 0427649031

    NB Expressions of Interest to join the Outback Delegation close on Wednesday 6 March 2019.

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