Building Queensland’s Climate Tech Industry

Innovating for a climate positive future

Are you ready to start your climate tech journey and make the most out of the opportunities on offer over the next three years?

Rich with natural capital and resources, Queensland is geographically diverse but vulnerable to the effects of climate change. If you are prepared to contribute and be inspired by the possibilities, we have a real opportunity to foster innovation in the climate tech field and make Queensland an absolute powerhouse for climate tech solutions and jobs.

The Queensland Government, through the Office of the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur, Advance Queensland and Trade and Investment Queensland, are partnering  with Climate Salad to grow the climate tech industry and community in Queensland and beyond.

Queensland Government is committed to playing its part in the global effort to address climate change with set targets to reach net zero emissions, the Queensland Jobs and Energy Plan, commitment for a climate positive Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games and more.

The project comprises five initiatives including local events in Brisbane and the regions, an International Mission to the Verge Climate Tech Event in San Francisco, a Women in Climate Tech Fellowship and the ability to track Queensland’s growth through an annual Queensland Climate Tech Report.

International Climate Tech Mission - San Francisco and Silicon Valley. -22-27 October 2023

International Climate Tech Mission includes a week of in-country networking, introductions and information sessions for high-potential Queensland climate tech ventures interested in expanding (through trade, investment or partnerships) to the US. The program will involve tailored customer introductions and mentorship and the opportunity to exhibit and participate in Verge Climate Tech Event.

Who is this for: Queensland founders of a startup or scaleup business.

Applications are now open and will close on the 11 September - apply here

Women in Climate Tech Fellowship. - 16 October – 7 December 2023

Women are more adversely affected by climate change, which makes them uniquely positioned to innovate the solutions and yet, less than 1% of capital goes to female founders. Let’s change this! This 8-week program supports women founders based in Queensland to supercharge their climate tech business.

Who is this for: Queensland based climate tech women founders and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Applications are now open and will close on the 23 September 2023 - apply here

Regional Climate Tech Activation - Greater Whitsundays Region. -4 October 2023

Queensland is uniquely positioned to grow climate tech innovations in rural and regional areas. To decentralise the opportunity for aspiring climate tech entrepreneurs, we are bringing Queensland’s leading climate tech investors, leaders, industry and founders into the Whitsundays Region for the first activation to engage with early stage and aspiring climate tech entrepreneurs. Focused on regional solutions, we will showcase and tour regional businesses while connecting through networking and mentoring opportunities.

More information and to book your spot here.

Queensland Climate Tech Showcase – Brisbane. - 9 November 2023

The Queensland Climate Tech Showcase is an opportunity to increase your knowledge and understanding of Queensland’s climate tech industry and showcase our home-grown climate tech companies and connect with potential customers and investors. Workshops, panels, mentors and investor roulette, pitches, demonstrations, and networking, all in one day!

More information on each initiative can be found on the Climate Salad website.

What is Climate Salad?

Climate Salad is a community of entrepreneurs, employees, scientists, mentors and investors helping to grow climate tech companies. Find out more at the Climate Salad website.