COVID-19 update: The Government has announced a JobKeeper Payment for employers, employees and sole traders. You can find this information and stay up-to-date on the latest support for business on our coronavirus page.×

You are here:

SparkPlug QLD

Sparkplug provides Queensland startups and small to medium enterprises with an opportunity to pitch new solutions to government decision makers.

What do you get?

Opportunity to pitch to Queensland government decision makers.

Who is this for?

Queensland startups and small to medium enterprises.


SparkPlug provides Queensland-based startups and small-to-medium enterprises with an opportunity to pitch new solutions to Queensland Government decision makers.

In this current round, applications are invited from organisations with innovative drone solutions which can create new value for Queenslanders, either by improving how we deliver services, or through new efficiencies and cost savings. In this instance, a drone could be considered any remotely controlled or autonomous aircraft, underwater craft or land vehicle.

Solutions could be either hardware, or software which supports the use of drones.

Drone operation / piloting services, as well as education and training on the operation of drones, will not be considered in scope for this round.

Applications should be prepared for a broad audience. Applicants are advised to consider how their solution could be of benefit to multiple Queensland Government departments or service areas.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must:

  • employ less than 200 people, including contractors
  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • have a place of business in Queensland

Additionally, the product or service proposed for the pitch event should:

  • be a fully developed, validated solution with at least one customer
  • have taken into consideration the regulatory requirements necessary for the Queensland Government to implement the product or service (and be able to provide details)

Find out more about the eligibility criteria at SparkPlug.

How do you apply?

Find out more about how to apply at SparkPlug.