Director Engagement, the Queensland Government Department of Innovation, Tourism Industry Development and the Commonwealth Games
Jacki Steel is the Director Engagement with the Queensland Government Department of Innovation, Tourism Industry Development and the Commonwealth Games. With her small team of engagement officers, Jacki is responsible for raising awareness about Advance Queensland and other innovation programs, services and resources supporting businesses large and small, startups and entrepreneurs, researchers, investors, industry groups, communities and other innovators to create value from their ideas. There are currently a vast range of programs and resources available, from grants to mentoring to open data to events – and it has never been a better time to be an innovator in Queensland. But navigating the different programs, who’s eligible and for what can be overwhelming so Jacki’s team has developed a number of tools and resources to help focus the search and get people moving on their innovation journey faster.