Hon Bill Marmion BE MBA MLA

Hon Bill Marmion BE MBA MLA

Former Minister for State Development; Transport; Innovation

    Ideas summit to plan WA’s Innovation Strategy

    28/07/2016 10:00 AM
    • 250 people to attend the Western Australia Innovation Summit 
    • More to join via Westlink broadcast network and online
    • Participants to plan Liberal National Government's $20m innovation package 

    The Western Australia Innovation Summit is underway to discuss, challenge, debate and contribute to the creation of the State's Innovation Strategy.


    Innovation Minister Bill Marmion said the summit brought together key business leaders and local innovators to develop tangible strategies to grow innovation and entrepreneurship in the State.


    "It's important to hear the views of those working in business and innovation, so we can capitalise on emerging commercial opportunities," Mr Marmion said.


    "Today is about identifying areas to speed up the path to commercialisation, understanding what it takes to retain our local innovations in WA, and agree to a plan that ensures our State is recognised and known as a great place to innovate, invest and live."


    The Liberal National Government announced a $20 million innovation package in the 2016-17 State Budget, to drive the State's innovation vision.


    The summit is focusing on four key themes: investment and infrastructure; promotion and marketing; culture and collaboration; and skills and talent. 


    Attendees will participate in sessions across these themes, aimed to elicit a vision and priorities for the State's innovation future.


    "Together with entrepreneurs, business, universities and the research sector, we will create a plan to showcase our talent and enhance investment in local ideas," the Minister said.


    Fact File

    • The Western Australia Innovation Summit is a one-day event, held at the Pan Pacific Hotel
    • The State Government's innovation agenda is managed by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer
    • For more information and a live stream of the event, visit http://gcio.wa.gov.au/initiatives/western-australia-innovation-summit  
    • Join the conversation on twitter via #wainnovation or @ogcio_wa 

    Minister's office - 6552 6800


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