Local company SensaWeb is one of 10 start-ups to secure $175,000 and a spot from Boeing HorizonX Global Ventures to participate in its accelerator program.
Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development Steven Miles welcomed the visionary partnership.
“We’ve worked hard to establish Queensland as an advanced manufacturing hub and it’s great to see that hard work paying off,” Deputy Premier Miles said.
“Queensland has established a visionary partnership which is helping to secure more high-skilled jobs, local supply opportunities and defence industry stimulus to strengthen the Queensland economy as part of our ongoing economic recovery plan.
“This is just the first step in what will be a major industry in Queensland’s very near future.”
Member for Bundamba Lance McCallum congratulated SensaWeb on its achievement, putting Queensland on the world stage.
“We make it great in the Sunshine State and it’s great to see our manufacturing sector getting the recognition it deserves,” Mr McCallum said.
“We went to the last election with an ambitious plan to bring manufacturing back to Queensland and we can already see that plan delivering for our community, bringing massive programs like this to local businesses.”
Member for Jordan Charis Mullen praised the home-grown ingenuity bringing investment to the Ipswich region.
“This is a proud moment for Queensland and SensaWeb, whose ground-breaking radiation monitoring sensors have captured the attention of world-renowned Boeing,” Ms Mullen said.
“Based in Karana Downs, SensaWeb develops sensors that are able to provide real-time ionising radiation monitoring for their clients across the globe. This is critically important technology being developed right here.”
Member for Ipswich Jennifer Howard welcomed the opportunities the partnership would bring to locals.
“This investment will bring incredible opportunities for the Ipswich region, we’ll see more jobs based here and allow our economic recovery to take full flight,” Ms Howard said.
“Boeing’s HorizonX’s program will help SensaWeb further develop its technology and connect with Boeing experts, resources and state-of-the-art facilities.”
Member for Ipswich West Jim Madden praised Boeing’s record in Queensland.
“Boeing recently tested its autonomous technology at Australia’s first commercial drone flight testing facility at Cloncurry, and Queensland is poised to be the final production home for Boeing’s uncrewed defence aircraft,” Mr Madden said.
“The Boeing Airpower Teaming System is the first military aircraft to be designed, engineered and manufactured in Australia in more than 50 years.”
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