TIAC’s forty fifth meeting discussions and directions – 2 August 2018

  • The forty fifth Council meeting on 2 August 2018 was held at the offices of the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation (JTSI).
  • TIAC prepared and agreed to a submission to the ‘Market-Led Proposals Policy initiative. This was forwarded to the Department of Premier and Cabinet on 3 August 2018. Members were presented with the drafted Industry Research Facilitation Policy paper for discussion and comment.
  • Mr Bansemer informed members that on 12 July 2018, the Premier responded to the letter received from TIAC and advised Mr Bansemer he had asked JTSI to “liaise with all relevant parties and commence ceasing the functions and operations of TIAC.”
  • TIAC’s function are to cease effective from 31 August 2018.
  • The TIAC Secretariat advised that in accordance with the ITD Act, the Council must as soon as practicable after 1 July, and on or before the 31 August, in each year, prepare and give to the Minister a report on its operations and proceedings for the previous financial year.
  • The Annual Activity Report for the 2017-2018 will be finalised and submitted to the Premier as the Minister responsible for the ITD Act.

Key Actions

  • Council members to review ‘TIAC Industry Research Facilitation Policy Paper’ by Wednesday, 8 August 2018.
  • TIAC members acknowledge the Direction received from the Premier and that JTSI will commence ceasing the functions and operations of TIAC.

TIAC’s forty fourth meeting discussions and directions – 22 May 2018

  • The forty fourth Council meeting on 22 May 2018 was held at the offices of the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation (JTSI).
  • On 13 April 2018, TIAC emailed their submission to the Economics and Industry Standing Committee’s (EISC) ‘Inquiry into Micro-grids and Associated Technologies in WA’. The EISC Chair invited both the Acting DG of JTSI and the TIAC Chair to participate in the Committee hearing on Wednesday, 16 May 2018. Ms Michele Clement and Professor Lyn Beazley attended the hearing along with Mr Joe Ostojich, Deputy Director General of JTSI.
  • TIAC has acknowledged the need for the State Government to establish a policy that provides context and support for industry-focused research programs/projects that will help leverage Commonwealth investment. There is currently no WA State policy or process that supports applications into Commonwealth programs. This places WA at a significant disadvantage as other states have sophisticated support and investment programs in place. The TIAC Secretariat will develop a Terms of Reference for the ‘Industry Technology Facilitation Policy Project’.
  • Professor Lyn Beazley informed the Council that she is part of an advisory group on the ‘Women in STEM Ambassador program’. This is a State government initiative to encourage more women to pursue STEM education and careers. Professor Beazley requested that TIAC members suggest the names of emerging women who may be suited and interested in participating in the program.

Key Actions

  • TIAC Secretariat to write a letter to the Economics and Industry Standing Committee to thank them for the opportunity to take part in the inquiry. The letter should also include TIAC’s interest to return to a follow-up hearing if applicable.
  • Council members to suggest the names of emerging women who may be suited and interested in participating in the ‘Women in STEM Ambassador’ program.
  • The TIAC Secretariat to develop a Terms of Reference for the ‘Industry Technology Facilitation Policy Project’.

TIAC’s forty third meeting discussions and directions – 7 March 2018

  • The forty third Council meeting on 7 March 2018 was held at the offices of the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation (JTSI).
  • The Economics and Industry Standing Committee (EISC) from the Western Australian Legislative Committee called for submissions to an investigation on the emergence and impact of electricity Microgrids and associated technologies in the State. This aligns with the previous work the Council had undertaken in its recently published ‘Economic Growth, Diversity and New Energy Technologies’ report.
  • Ms Michele Clement, A/Manager, TIAC Secretariat and Mr Andy Farrant agreed to collectively draft the submission for the EISC ‘Inquiry into Microgrids and Associated Technologies in WA’.
  • The Council also finalised the TIAC Vision and Strategy documents and agreed to forward these to the Premier with an overview.

Key Actions

  • TIAC to prepare a submission for the EISC Inquiry into Microgrids and Associated Technologies in WA.
  • The Chair and Ms Clement to meet with the Western Australian Chief Scientist in March 2018.
  • The Council to send a letter to the Premier to include its Vision and Strategy papers by Friday 23 March 2018.
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