North Queensland

Grow your impact in North Queensland!

Expressions of interest for North Queensland’s 2018 Smart Seeds program are open!

Smart Seeds is an innovation program for early-career participants in North Queensland to learn, connect and collaborate on the region’s complex challenges.

The program will be held in Townsville in 2018 with dates to be confirmed soon.

Need more information? Check out the program format and participant experience.


Looking to open up your organisation to collaborative innovation?

We’re looking for organisations and community groups to nominate early-career participants from across North Queensland.


Looking to grow your impact and build a career locally?

We’re looking for early-career participants who would like to participate!

We have scholarships to support involvement across North Queensland.

Nominations and Expressions of Interest

Email us with your nomination or to express interest in participating!





Smart Seeds is brought to North Queensland by


What is I-TAP NQ?

I-TAP NQ is a regional innovation partnership focused on opening up North Queensland’s industry and community to innovation.

The partnership invites collaboration between industry and community leaders across government, business, research and startups to tackle the region’s complex challenges.

I-TAP NQ is opening up new opportunities for young talent and grassroots innovators to contribute to the region’s growth.

Smart Seeds is at the very heart of I-TAP NQ.

Where is I-TAP NQ taking place?

I-TAP NQ is designed to connect the following regional locations:

  • Townsville
  • Burdekin
  • Charters Towers
  • Hinchinbrook
  • Palm Island


If you are interested in finding out more and joining the I-TAP NQ community, please contact Myles Coker via

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