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News from the Invest & Industry Development Team

Emergency Digital:

Over 100 of Brisbane’s finest digital minds came together to explore how we can leverage digital innovation to better respond, manager and recover from emergency situations. A collaboration with Something Digital & the Brisbane Innovate Lab, and held at The Capital, the half-day gathering used design thinking and Brisbane Innovate methodologies to rapidly move from feelings of ‘what we can do’ to tangible product and policy ideas with plans for action. Fifteen ideas emerged under three broad themes – addressing misinformation, coordination communications and harnessing peer-to-peer networks.

Future Food Boot Camp:

Deputy Lord Mayor Krista Adams welcomed delegates to the Investment and Industry Development team’s Future Food Boot Camp at Brisbane Convention Centre on Wednesday 5 February. The Boot Camp included a series of presentations and panel sessions by leading food and beverage experts from brands such as Asahi, Fair Share, Brewdog and Australia Post. The event also launched our Meet The Buyer series and the Global Markets & Investor Readiness Program with alumni Alchemy, Ozganics and our delivery partner, QUT Creative Enterprises Australia.

Global Markets & Investor Readiness Program Launch:

Applications have opened for the 2020 Global Markets & Investor Readiness Program. This global scale program is suited to established food and beverage producers and manufacturers who want to embrace innovation, accelerate growth and enter international markets. Brisbane Economic Development Agency has aligned with QUT Creative Enterprise Australia to again deliver a curriculum designed to help you accelerate global growth with content delivered by a portfolio of leading industry sector experts and complemented by live case studies. Learn More.


Brisbane EDA is sponsoring and presenting at the upcoming Emergence 2020 conference in Sydney from 25-28 February. Emergence 2020 is Australasia’s flagship conference for investment.  Held across 3 days, Emergence 2020 will explore the latest investment trends and opportunities into start-ups, crypto, emerging and listed companies as high-profile world-class speakers and renowned investors, entrepreneurs and investment groups take the stage and share their knowledge on the capital raising space.

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