Queensland tech firms wanting to take off in the British market have until 23 November to enter the UK Tech Rocketship Awards and put themselves in the running for a paid networking trip to the UK.

The Tech Rocketship Awards are run by the UK Department for International Trade and are open to Australian and New Zealand firms for the first time this year.

The awards target tech scale-ups with international growth ambitions, and give winners a paid trip to the UK where they are introduced to potential partners, investors and trade networks in order to accelerate their entry into the UK market.

In 2018, Rocketship awards will be given in the following categories:

  • Economy & Digital Security
  • Tech for an Ageing Society
  • The AI & Data Revolution
  • The Future of Mobility
  • Clean Growth
  • Feeding the Nation
  • Connected Consumers & Creativity
  • GREAT Tech for Change Award.

More information on all categories is available on the awards webpage.

Interested companies must apply online by Friday 23 November.

TIQ’s Queensland offices and London advisors can also give advice and support to Queensland tech firms looking to enter the UK market.

Supporting tech start-ups is one of the actions identified in the Queensland Trade and Investment Strategy 2017–2022.