Hon Bill Marmion BE MBA MLA

Hon Bill Marmion BE MBA MLA

Former Minister for State Development; Transport; Innovation

    Innovation to benefit West Australians

    20/11/2016 9:30 AM
     
    • Online innovation hub to drive economic diversity
    • 'Innovation Worth Sharing' branding to promote WA innovation domestically and internationally 

    The Liberal National Government's Western Australian Innovation Strategy is already kicking goals, with Innovation Minister Bill Marmion today launching an online innovation hub to help drive WA ideas toward commercial success.

     

    "This hub showcases the real stories of start-ups and businesses while informing and connecting aspiring innovators to the broader innovation ecosystem," Mr Marmion said.

     

    "It's a place where potential investors, both local and international, can visit to identify new business opportunities.

     

    "Innovation is about new ideas and new jobs that benefit West Australians, not just in new industries but also in existing industries; finding ways to re-tool and re-engineer the way we perform tasks, create products and deliver services.

     

    "The hub facilitates that process by bringing people together to share ideas and information, learn and ultimately benefit the whole community by expanding our economy."

     

    Stage two of the hub will be released in early 2017, forming an online marketplace where innovators are invited to help solve problems in government and other organisations by contributing solutions to a shared collaborative platform.

     

    The hub will be underpinned by the new innovation brand Innovation Worth Sharing, which will promote WA innovation both domestically and internationally.

     

    "There are many business success stories across our State - Innovation Worth Sharing and the innovation hub aim to increase community awareness about innovation, letting them know how they can get involved and providing an understanding of how they can benefit," the Minister said.

     

    "It's also about promoting WA innovation internationally - to attract greater investment and interest in our vibrant innovation space."

     

    Fact File

    • To visit the innovation hub and view the informational video, visit http://innovation.wa.gov.au
    • The innovation brand is part of the Western Australia Worth Sharing branding initiative
    • The WA Innovation Strategy can be viewed here 

    Minister's office - 6552 6800

     

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