Applications are being sought from Queensland-based organisations that are developing innovative technologies with the potential to lower energy and water consumption, reduce greenhouse emissions and achieve environmental benefits.

The Queensland Department of Environment and Resource Management is offering up to $200,000 for projects which will develop innovative technologies that reduce consumption of fossil fuels or water, or the emission of greenhouse gases.

The Queensland Sustainable Energy Innovation Fund (QSEIF) focuses on technology and process development leading towards commercial application, rather than on-going research activity.


Applications must be received by 1 July 2011, with selected projects expected to be announced by the end of the year.


Applications will be evaluated on a competitive basis against the program guidelines. Applications will be assessed on technical feasibility and commercial viability, and on the applicant’s ability to fund, manage and commercialise project results.

To be eligible for QSEIF funding:

  • Applicants must be Queensland-based organisations
  • The main activities of the project must be undertaken within Queensland
  • Intellectual property developed in the project must belong to a Queensland-based organisation.

A maximum of $200,000 may be provided for any one project. Applicants are expected to contribute at least 20 per cent of project costs. QSEIF funding does not offset internal staff and overhead costs.


Payment of QSEIF funding is contingent upon achievement of project milestones.


Funding is not available to State or Federal government departments or to government-owned corporations.


Guidelines and further information can be obtained at