Last week we held our annual Queensland Climate Tech Showcase - bringing together over 150 innovators, entrepreneurs, investors and policymakers to explore and celebrate the latest advancements in Queensland’s climate tech industry. Held in the wonderful State Library of Queensland, the Showcase featured an array of workshops, keynotes, panel discussions and insights from industry leaders. It’s clear that the Queensland ecosystem has continued to advance over the past 12 months and the energy in the room left us all buzzing!
We had two investor workshops and a panel discussion, showcasing some brilliant climate tech investors including Alezeia Brown (Main Sequence), Sarah Pearson (Main Sequence), Phil Ceulen (Mandalay VC), Beth Keddie (Pollination), and Georgia Barkell (Sprint VC). It was invaluable to hear their perspectives on the opportunities and challenges in funding climate tech ventures.
A crucial aspect of the Queensland Climate Tech Showcase was the policy panel, which addressed current government initiatives supporting innovation. Dr. Kimberly Camrass (Director Climate Positive Brisbane 2032 and Climate Futures), Liam Byrnes (Executive Director, Distribution, Consumer and Innovation, Energy, Department of Energy and Public Works), and Salvo Vitelli (General Manager, Agribusiness Policy, Agriculture, DAF) delved into the role of policy in shaping the future of innovation, climate initiatives and heading towards a net-zero 2032 Olympics.
Surprising Climate Tech Solutions
28 Queensland-based climate tech companies were showcased through panel discussions, pitches and demos. This included —
Waste Less Australia
Carbon Asset Solutions
Just Seven Summers
As the Sunshine State continues to drive a range of sustainable climate tech solutions, events like the Queensland Climate Tech Showcase play a pivotal role in accelerating positive change across the state and beyond.
This event was made possible thanks to the support of the Queensland Government, through the Office of the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur, Advance Queensland and Trade and Investment Queensland, in partnership with Climate Salad.