Across Queensland almost four billion dollars are spent on research and development (R&D) annually. These investments span from agriculture to engineering, medicine to zoology.

The Queensland Government invests in R&D to provide the knowledge, technologies and tools necessary to meet the challenges facing Queensland and harness the opportunities for a strong and innovative state. The Queensland Chief Scientist supports this work.

The Queensland Chief Scientist provides strategic advice to government, provides oversight to Government investment in science, research and development, promotes Queensland science, and supports and facilitates innovation in Government.

The Queensland Chief Scientist works collaboratively across government, academia and industry on its key focus areas.