Hon Bill Marmion BE MBA MLA

Hon Bill Marmion BE MBA MLA

Former Minister for State Development; Transport; Innovation

    WA innovation excellence takes centre stage

    2/11/2016 10:00 PM
    • Fastbrick Robotics wins WA Innovator of the Year Award
    • $20 million WA Innovation Strategy released

    New 3D technology which has the potential to revolutionise the worldwide construction industry by building homes faster, safer and with more accuracy than existing methods has won the 2016 WA Innovator of the Year Awards.


    Presenting the $75,000 award, Innovation Minister Bill Marmion congratulated Fastbrick Robotics for their creativity and commercial insight in developing the Hadrian X 3D product prototype.


    "This organisation is now on the cusp of commercialising the world's first truck-mounted, fully automated end-to-end 3D bricklaying machine - an invention that truly unites innovation and science," Mr Marmion said.


    "A total prize pool of $120,000 was shared across a number of award categories, with the ideas and tenacity from the winners and finalists continuing to lift Western Australia's innovative reach across all sectors of the economy."


    Now in its 10th year, the awards will include regional and remote areas of the State as an expanded flagship program under the WA Innovation Strategy.


    "This $20 million strategy outlines the State Government's vision to foster and expand our already dynamic innovation economy," the Minister said


    "We are nurturing an environment where innovation, entrepreneurship and commercialisation are the norm. We need our businesses and industry partners to be equipped to expand their existing and future capabilities locally, benefiting the State's economy and creating new jobs.


    "This 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."


    Fact File

    • For details on all Innovator of the Year Award category winners, click here 
    • For details on awards finalists, click here
    • To view the WA Innovation Strategy, click here

    Minister's office - 6552 6800


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