Key dates for Advance Queensland Platform Technology Program

  • Proposals open in SmartyGrants: 16 January 2017
  • Expressions of Interest (EOIs) due to UQ Research and Innovaiton (UQR&I): 2 weeks prior to submission to the State
  • EOIs close in SmartyGrants: Continuous until program funds are exhausted
  • Full Applications due to UQR&I: 2 weeks prior to submission to the State
  • Full applications close with SmartyGrants: As advised by Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation (DSITI)
  • Anticipated announcement: Continuous


The Advance Queensland Platform Technology Program (AQPTP) provides financial incentives to larger scale co-funded projects accelerating development and deployment of significant and highly collaborative industry-based platform technology projects.

How to apply

Applications to this scheme, including instances where UQ will be a partner organisation rather than the applicant organisation, require UQR&I approval, particularly in cases where cash commitments will be made by UQ. UQ researchers either leading an application or agreeing to support an application submitted outside of UQ, must contact UQR&I to discuss requirements for the proposal, including cash or cash salary commitments.

Stage 1: Expressions of Interest

Step 1: SmartyGrants registration and scheme reading

  • The person submitting the Expression of Interest - preferably the project leader - will need an active account in DSITI’s SmartyGrants system.
  • Familiarise yourself with the key Advance Queensland (AQ) and UQ documentation.

Step 2: Completing the application

  • Log into SmartyGrants and complete the Expression of Interest, but leave the final Declaration/Certification pages blank (to prevent the draft from being submitted to DSITI without UQ authorisation).

Step 3: UQR&I internal review and feedback

  • In advance of internal review, ensure all online components are complete and valid. Generate a whole EOI PDF for your records.
  • To initiate internal review, email your completed Funding Coversheet, whole EOI PDF, draft attachments and Cash Commitment Proforma to UQR&I at  
  • Internal review by UQR&I/feedback provided (compliance/eligibility/grantsmanship).

Step 4: Final submission

  • On receiving authorisation from UQR&I, submit your EOI online in SmartyGrants.

Stage 2: Full application

In the event your proposal is invited to submit a Full Application, advise UQR&I at for assistance and authorisation in completing and submitting a Full Application to the State.

Readership and researcher support

Before applying, we recommend you:

Key documents




In the event the State elect to shortlist applications for interview, our office will assist applicants in their preparations by offering mock interviews.