Hon Bill Marmion BE MBA MLA

Hon Bill Marmion BE MBA MLA

Former Minister for State Development; Transport; Innovation

    WA Innovation Strategy for bold new future

    3/11/2016 6:00 AM
    • Strategy to build on WA's dynamic innovation economy
    • $20 million innovation package announced in the 2016-17 State Budget

    Innovation Minister Bill Marmion has launched the Liberal National Government's four-year Western Australian Innovation Strategy, outlining a blueprint to support a bold, innovative future for Western Australia.


    "This strategy provides a platform from which WA can springboard its talented innovation sector into a regional and global centre of excellence," Mr Marmion said.


    "By creating an environment where innovation, entrepreneurship and commercialisation are the norm, Western Australian businesses and industry partners will be better equipped to expand their existing and future capabilities locally, benefiting the State's economy and creating new jobs."


    The strategic framework sets out a plan for the State to use its $20 million innovation package to increase the number of local innovations that are successfully commercialised, invest in local talent, attract the best and brightest minds to work in WA, and encourage investment in local innovators from across the globe.


    "The Government engaged with hundreds of experts from across the State's innovation economy to create this four-year strategy.  The document's key concepts have been drawn from the very people it is designed to support," the Minister said.


    "The strategy focuses on four pillars on which WA's innovation future will be built:  Talent and Skills; Investment and Infrastructure; Culture and Collaboration; and Marketing and Promotion."


    An online innovation hub, scholarships, incentives, grants and awards all form tangible outputs from the strategy, aimed at expanding the State's innovation economy, driving entrepreneurship, and creating additional jobs across the State.


    Fact File

    • Read the Western Australian Innovation Strategy here
    • The WA Innovation Strategy has been written in collaboration with State industry leaders following the successful Western Australian Innovation Summit, held on July 28, 2016. Access details regarding the Innovation Summit here

    Minister's office - 6552 6800


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