Innovative business

Brisbane is a city that nurtures and empowers cutting-edge businesses to achieve global recognition and success. Find out about innovative businesses in Brisbane in aviation and aerospace, creative industries, food and agribusiness, life sciences and resources/energy and how Council encourages innovation.

Innovative Brisbane

Brisbane has been ranked in the top 10% for innovation environment out of 500 cities worldwide (2thinknow Innovation Cities Index 2021).

Brisbane’s competitive strengths for innovation include:

  • research and development
  • excellence in education
  • access to a skilled workforce
  • expanding infrastructure
  • investment
  • proximity to Asian markets and opportunities.

City Analytics

Council’s City Analytics team explores new ways to collect and analyse data, to provide deeper insights into our city. This includes internal and third-party data about how people are moving around and interacting with our city and its spaces.

By better understanding our city we can strive to spur economic growth, increase inclusiveness, and minimise environmental impact for a more sustainable future for all.

Email the team to learn more. 

Innovative proposals to Council

Council is eager to work with the private sector to explore unique and innovative proposals that provide or lead to an improved service for Brisbane ratepayers and residents, reduce delivery costs and align with the Brisbane Vision.

Find out more about our transparent and streamlined procurement approach for Better Brisbane Proposals.

Last updated: 20 June 2022

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