Through our Central Highlands Innovators & Problem Solvers Network

We aim to unite the best minds and curious thinkers from across the Central Highlands in areas of innovation, development and new technologies.

Why? Because together, we can produce results that just wouldn’t be possible with people thinking and working in isolation. We can face economic, environmental and social challenges with innovation and positive change.

CHIPS aims to connect and celebrate ideas, people and business and have a lot of fun doing it!


Our CHIPS “wiki” is an online database developed collaboratively by the community. This Database aims to identify anyone and everyone who is part of the vibrant innovation community of the Central Highlands. It’s for any and every industry sector, and every age.

CHIPS is not a formal entity or organisation, it doesn’t have office bearers or a bank account – it’s not owned by anyone, it’s just a directory of like-minded people available for everyone, and it’s free.

CHIPS Events & Opportunities

The region hosts many events throughout the year, ranging from field days to networking and showcase events.  There are many grants and other programmes to support entrepreneurs and innovators. We’ll share anything that is designed to make new connections and drive new opportunities.

  • Wayne Gerard – QLD Chief Entrepreneur to Emerald
    Wayne Gerard, Queensland Chief Entrepreneur is coming to Emerald, and there will be an opportunity to connect and engage with Wayne, the Innovation Advisory Council and the local ecosystem at the Capricornian, Tuesday 23 August at 5.30pm. Registration essential, through the following link: