Queensland Government R&D expenditure reports

The Queensland Government’s investments in science and research, particularly over the last 15 years, have laid a strong foundation from which we can address future challenges. We have established a global reputation for science excellence and research capability and achieved some outstanding results, for example the development of the Hendra virus vaccine. The importance of maintaining this momentum we’ve developed is critical.

Since 2004 the Office of the Queensland Chief Scientist (OQCS) has been working with Queensland Government departments to collect detailed information on the money spent by government on research and development (R&D).  These reports provide financial information on Queensland Government research and development investments and align these investments with the Queensland Science and Research Priorities, as well as exploring the partnerships and collaborations that exist across government and external to government.

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