Innovate Queensland Outcomes

The Impact Innovation team is excited to share the Innovate Queensland outcomes with our community. From hosting over 157 skills development and connection workshops across Queensland, streaming more than 97 online webinars and workshops and providing over 362 one-on-one mentoring sessions, we are honoured to have met over 6,210 amazing entrepreneurial and innovative minds and are proud to have supported Queensland’s innovation ecosystem.

We would like to thank all participants and supporters, as well as our key collaborators who make this program possible. If you are an Innovate Queensland participant and want to share your story, please email us at



Innovate Queensland Stories

Darren Walters

Darren Walters

CEO of Ecotekk

Darren Walters, CEO of EcoTekk attended the Pathways workshop in Cooroy in 2016 and has tuned in to many Innovate Queensland webinars and workshops since 2015.

He has developed an app for his environmental sustainability enterprise and says the Innovate Queensland workshop and webinars have helped him refine his product and prepare for an important pitch to investors. Since then, he’s gone from two bikes to a fleet of 25 electric trikes and pedal-assisted electric bikes in just a few years.

Darren says all aspects of the IQ training have been helpful and he has already recommended the program to others. His connection with Innovate Queensland also put him in contact with a social media expert who has helped him promote his company for eight months at no charge. This has enabled Ecotekk to build a profile for little or no cost.

Heidi Smith

Heidi Smith

Founder & Director of All Quotes Direct

Heidi Smith from All Quotes Direct offers business owners, managers and anyone living in rural and regional Australia the quickest and easiest way to receive quotes from local rural and regional suppliers. 

Heidi sought out the Innovate Queensland program to understand more about funding sources and pathways to grow her business. Since then, she was able to capitalise on some of the unexpected opportunities presented by COVID-19, and has also formed a partnership with Australian Sustainable Energy to offer solar quotes.

Davis & Norelle Blumentals

Davis & Norelle Blumentals

Founders of Certify

Davis and Norelle Blumentals from Certify eliminate the need for principal contractors to maintain subcontractor records through their innovative technology platform.

Through the Innovate Queensland program workshops and mentoring, Davis and Norelle were able to receive valuable feedback about their new technology. “It’s not easy being an entrepreneur, often we spend more time looking inwards, reliving mistakes and disappointments rather than being innovative and moving forward.  It was terrific to have the opportunity to discuss our business plans with Dr Tracy Stanley who provided valuable feedback during our meeting and pointed us to like-minded groups and individuals who may assist our journey.” 

Marion Glover

Marion Glover

Founder & Director of Vessel Nundah

Marion Glover from Vessel Nundah provides an affordable zero waste shop for quality skincare and home cleaning products.

Having attended several Innovate Queensland webinars, workshop and a My Innovation Advisor consultation, Marion continues to touch base with us to gain insights into valuable resources that are available through the program.

During COVID-19, Marion and the team at Vessel Nundah changed from accepting BYO containers to sourcing, cleaning and offering upcycled jars and bottles for free. They started serving from their doorway in ‘tuckshop style’ manner and despite the small space and hard work, it all paid off as March was their biggest month ever, as they were able to provide hand sanitiser due to their local supply chains. 

The Innovate Queensland Program is delivered by Impact Innovation Group Pty Ltd under contract to the Queensland Government.