Townsville is more commonly known for its army base but it is also fast becoming a tech hub for North Queensland (NQ).

Townsville City Council is executing the Smart Townsville partnership to ensure the city is connected, competitive and resourceful. Above all, this will be a partnership for everyone, focusing on how technology can improve living and opportunity in Townsville.

Smart Precinct NQ

The Smart Precinct NQ is a not-for-profit organisation that provides a springboard for collaboration, learning and growth through a range of start-up accelerators and incubator programs, business growth advisory services, investment support and events.

Cybersecurity Innovation Node

The Townsville Cyber Security Innovation Node was announced in June 2020, a partnership between the Townsville City Council and AustCyber to accelerate the growth of Townville’s cyber security sector in alignment with AustCyber’s national mission. The Townsville Node works closely with the Townsville City Council, Smart Precinct NQ, Office of the Chief Entrepreneur and Trade and Investment QLD, industry bodies, academic and research institutions in the region.