TIAC Meetings 2013

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Highlights of TIAC's nineteenth meeting - December 2013


The nineteenth Council meeting was held at the University of Notre Dame Australia (UNDA) in Fremantle. Members were welcomed by Professor Selma Alliex, Acting Head of Campus and were provided with an overview of the University and its activities across the campuses of Sydney, Broome and Fremantle by Professor Peta Sanderson, Pro Vice Chancellor Research. There was a roundtable discussion with key representatives from UNDA in regards to the challenges associated with conducting health research in Western Australia.

Members agreed to accept an invitation from Landgate to host the next Council meeting at their offices in Midland as an opportunity to highlight the organisation’s achievements and to discuss its innovative commercially focused services.

Members noted that the following reports had been submitted to the Minister for Commerce, the Hon. Michael Mischin and published on the TIAC Website (see Publications)

o 2012/2013 TIAC Annual Activity Report
o Innovation in the Regions
o Research in the Kimberley
o Opportunities for SME’s in Major Resource Projects
 

Highlights of TIAC's eighteenth meeting- October 2013

The eighteenth Council meeting, in October 2013 was held at the Innovation Centre of Western Australia (ICWA) in Bentley. Members were welcomed by Mr Phil Kemp, Commercialisation Adviser, ICWA and were provided with a brief tour as well as an overview of the Centre and its activities. Mr Kemp discussed the facilities available to WA early-stage and/or established innovative technology firms and service organisations.

In addition, Ms Penelope Williamson, General Manager, American Chamber of Commerce in Australia, provided members with an overview of the Chamber’s business activities and the key objective of promoting trade, commerce and investment between Australia, the USA and other countries

Members agreed to accept an invitation from Notre Dame University in Fremantle to host the next Council meeting as an opportunity to highlight the University’s achievements and to discuss current and future challenges.

Members noted outcomes from the fifth meeting of the Science Education Committee and were informed that a workshop is scheduled for 29 October 2013 at the Innovation Centre WA to discuss and assess the STEM report. The final report is expected to be completed by December 2013 with an anticipated end date for the project in February 2014.

Highlights of TIAC's seventeenth meeting- August 2013 

The seventeenth Council meeting, in August 2013 was held at the Department of Commerce in East Perth. Dr Ian Harrison, Director, Global Research and Refining, Alcoa Australia provided members with an overview of the company and its activities in the areas of global research and development, including strategic alliances with research institutions.

The members endorsed the TIAC Annual Activity Report 2012/2013 and agreed to forward the report to the Hon. Michael Mischin, Attorney General and Minister for Commerce.

Members received progress updates for all ongoing TIAC projects. Members were informed that the Science Education Committee Breakfast event held in June 2013 had received very positive feedback from attendees. The Council agreed to endorse the Research Infrastructure in the Kimberley report and to authorise a submission to Minister Mischin.

Highlights of TIAC's sixteenth meeting- June 2013

The sixteenth Council meeting, in June 2013 was held at Matrix Composites and Engineering in Henderson. Members were welcomed by Mr Aaron Begley, the company’s CEO. Members were provided with an overview of Matrix Composites and Engineering and its activities including the in-house research and intellectual property development.

Members agreed to extend an invite to the Innovation Centre of Western Australia to present at a future Council meeting as an opportunity to highlight their achievements and to discuss current and future challenges.

Professor Lyn Beazley provided members with an assessment of Western Australia’s track record in applications for National Health and Medical Research Council grants as well as an overview of the current stakeholder consultation activities being undertaken with the sector. Members received progress updates for all ongoing TIAC projects. Members noted outcomes from the second meeting of the Economic Growth through Innovation Committee and approved the progression of a meeting with the Western Australian Regional Development Trust to discuss the Innovation in the Regions Report.

Highlights of TIAC's fifteenth meeting - April 2013

The fifteenth Council meeting, in April 2013, was held at Edith Cowan University in Joondalup. Members were welcomed by Vice Chancellor Professor Kerry Cox and Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor John Finlay-Jones. Members toured the Security Research Institute and the Electron Science Research Institute and were provided with a valuable and informative overview of the research centres.

Members received progress updates for all ongoing TIAC projects. Members noted the outcomes from the first meeting of the recently established Economic Growth through Innovation Committee and were also provided with an overview of Professor Lyn Beazley’s and Professor Shaun Collin’s visit to the Kimberley in support of the Feasibility Study into the Establishment of Research Infrastructure in the Kimberley research project.

Members provided approval for a breakfast event, aimed at supporting the stakeholder consultation phase of the Optimisation of STEM support in Western Australian Schools research project. Members also endorsed the Opportunities for Small to Medium Enterprises (SME’s) in the Resource Sector report, and agreed to forward the final report to the Hon. Colin Barnett MLA,  Premier  and Minister for Science. Members also agreed to consider an event proposal to launch the report with key stakeholders.

Highlights of TIAC's fourteenth meeting - February 2013

The fourteenth meeting of TIAC was held in early February 2013. Members noted that TIAC’s work plan The Way Ahead, had been circulated to key stakeholders and publically released on the 20 December 2012. Members agreed to formally establish a committee to progress the first initiative of the work plan. They also agreed to investigate opportunities for future meetings to be held at university and industry sites.

Members met with Ms Sue Middleton, Chair of the Regional Development Trust, to discuss the preliminary findings of the Innovation in the Regions research project and discuss shared interests in the area of regional innovation. Members were informed that a contract had been awarded to progress the Optimisation of STEM Support in Schools research project, and agreed to consider an event proposal by the Science Education Committee to assist stakeholder consultations as part of this project.

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