Tropical expertise and innovation is a major focus of Cairns Regional Council's trade and investment strategy for the Cairns region. Council's Economic Development and Innovation Unit works to support local ingenuity and tropical expertise, to ensure the region's creativity remains on the leading edge in our fast changing world.
In partnership with the local business and industry community, and world-class educational and research institutions, we are developing the Cairns region as one that will become internationally known for innovation and tropical expertise.
Inspirational local businesses - such as those featured in the Tropical Innovation Profile (download from Related Documents at right) - are leading the way in tropical expertise.
The Tropical Innovation Awards celebrate this wealth of business ingenuity and position Tropical North Queensland as an innovation hot-spot. The annual awards, initiated by Cairns Regional Council in 2010, are a key component of our Innovation Agenda to support and promote diversification through innovation and creativity.