Innovation is the focus at Myriad 2018. Photo courtesy Queensland Government.

Ipswich innovators are putting their best foot forward as they showcase their ideas to some of the world’s most influential thinkers and investors at Australia’s premier technology event, Myriad 2018.

The three-day festival opened on Wednesday at Brisbane’s RNA Showgrounds, drawing innovators and entrepreneurs from across the state, country and globe.

Among those flying the flag for Ipswich are Naeus Explore app developers Tim and Jeremy Butler and Wiserr creator Kate Perry.

Naeus Explore uses GPS guided maps of walking tracks to enhance the experience of visitors to Ipswich conservation estates including White Rock Estate, Denmark Hill Conservation Reserve, Purga Nature Reserve and more.

Wiserr is an online platform that enables people over 45 to share their knowledge and experiences, particularly with younger people wanting to tap into the valuable knowledge of older generations.

Economic development and digital city spokesman Cr Paul Tully said the Butler brothers and Ms Perry were great ambassadors for Ipswich and the city’s Smart City Program.

The city’s startup accelerator Fire Station 101 helped both the Butler brothers and Ms Perry bring their ideas to fruition.

Cr Tully said Myriad presented a significant opportunity for Ipswich innovators to take their ideas to the next level.

“Myriad will be attended by more than 3,000 people with hundreds of businesses, investors, developers and entrepreneurs actively engaging with each other to progress ideas,” he said.

Myriad 2018 is part of the State Government’s Advance Queensland initiative.

Ipswich and West Moreton innovators at Myriad 2018