Ipswich is the fastest growing local government area in Queensland, situated in the South-Easter corner of the state. Ipswich’s close proximity to Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast means it’s an ideal location to live and be part of the famous Queensland lifestyle. The city has a fast growing and collaborative startup community and has been recognised as a Top 7 Worldwide Intelligent Community by the Intelligent Community Forum in 2015 and 2017 and a Smart 21 Worldwide Intelligent Community in 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2016. Proactive support from the Ipswich City Council represents a bold move to drive regional economic development and employment through innovation, entrepreneurship and digital leadership.

Key regional strengths include:

  • Defence (home to the Royal Australian Air Force Amberley base)
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Digital/Smart Cities (IoT)
  • Social Enterprise
  • Biofutures
  • Food and agribusiness
  • Transport and logistics
  • Health
  • Education
  • Social enterprise

Our Host organisations in Ipswich include:

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