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Appointment of New Minister
Date Published: 27/02/2018

On 13 February 2018, the Industry and Technology Development (ITD) Act 1998, was transferred to the Hon. Mark McGowan, Premier; Minister for Public Sector Management; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Federal-State Relations.


Economic Growth, Diversity and New Energy Technologies - July 2017
Date Published: 16/01/2018

TIAC has drafted an Energy Report that looks at key strategic energy issues from a business end-user perspective. The report looks at the need for a network and generation transition strategy to enable efficient, effective and secure energy models reflective of these technology trends and cost structures.


TIAC Annual Activity Report 2016 - 2017
Date Published: 14/09/2017

The TIAC Annual Activity Report 2016-2017 is now complete and was tabled in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly in September 2017. The report lists achievements and activities for the last financial year and includes as an appendix the recently TIAC commissioned 'Accessing Commonwealth Grant Funding Paper.


2017 Machinery of Government changes
Date Published: 15/08/2017

The Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation was formed on 1 July 2017. The department comprises the former Department of State Development; the Industry Development division from the former Department of Commerce; the Western Australian Tourism Commission; and the former Office of Science. It also has responsibility for international education and innovation.


Project Paper: Accessing Commonwealth Grant Funding
Date Published: 15/08/2017

TIAC has drafted an Accessing Commonwealth Grant Funding Project Paper by way of identifying the types of support offered and government interventions to assist WA in accessing Commonwealth competitive funding.


Project Paper: Accessing Commonwealth Grant Funding
Date Published: 15/08/2017

TIAC has added its voice in support of agencies and applicants in approaching the Commonwealth Government in relation to funding for innovation in WA. Members acknowledged that WA does not perform well in accessing Commonwealth competitive funding programs and in particular the poor performance of WA researchers in accessing important Commonwealth funding such as Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs), Australian Research Council (ARC) and National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grants. WA also performs poorly in accessing infrastructure funding. By way of example of the poor level of access, until March 2017, when a CRC was awarded for honey bee products, no CRC’s were headquartered in WA.


WA Innovation Summit
Date Published: 22/08/2016

The Western Australian Innovation Summit held in Perth on the 28 July 2016, brought together some of the State’s brightest minds to discuss, challenge, debate and collectively position Western Australia to prosper in this era of rapid global change. Summit outcomes will inform the formulation of the State’s 5 year Innovation Strategy.


Stimulating innovation: Comparative and competitive advantages and the role of competencies
Date Published: 22/08/2016

TIAC has drafted a Comparative and Competitive Advantages Paper by way of defining the true meaning of what generic competencies are and how they relate to the Western Australia economy. The Council will consider how this topic aligns with or impacts the outcomes of the Innovation Summit.

Comments and feedback are being sought on the Comparative and Competitive Advantages Paper. If you have a question or would like to leave a comment or provide feedback, please contact tiac@commerce.wa.gov.au.


Office of Science
Date Published: 22/08/2016

The Office of Science (OOS) was established in 2013 as a stand-alone office within the Department of Premier and Cabinet reflecting the importance of science and a science culture to the future development of the State. TIAC member Professor Shaun Collin has been working with the OOS with the Premier’s Round Table Forums and the Blueprint for Marine Science Initiative.


The Blueprint for Marine Science Initiative Implementation Strategy 2016-2018
Date Published: 1/08/2016

On the 21 June 2016 the Blueprint for Marine Science Initiative was released. Some of Western Australia’s most influential government, industry, science and community members have joined forces to launch the implementation strategy that will steer the state’s marine science for sustainable economic development and environmental protection over the coming decades.

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