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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.


Economics and Industry Standing Committee-Growing WA through Innovation
Date Published: 1/08/2016

On the 30 June 2016 the Economics and Industry Standing Committee tabled its Growing WA through Innovation report in the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia. The Growing WA through Innovation report encompasses the Committee’s inquiry into fostering technological and service innovation to expand and diversify the state’s economy.


Stimulating Innovation Report
Date Published: 18/07/2016

On the 15 July 2016 the Stimulating Innovation: Laying the Foundation report was made available on the TIAC website.

This report reflects TIAC’s desire to see a culture of innovation in WA to support economic diversity and growth and was informed by research undertaken by Dr Kirsten Martinus at the School of Earth and Environment, University of Western Australia.


Innovation Focus Briefing
Date Published: 18/07/2016

On the 15 June 2016 the Innovation Focus Briefing report was made available on the TIAC website. As a result of the findings and recommendations from the Innovation Focus Forum held in January 2016, TIAC prepared this brief advisory paper.


National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA)
Date Published: 16/12/2015

On 7 December 2015, the Commonwealth Government unveiled a $1 billion plan to foster greater innovation across 11 different Government portfolios. Through the National Innovation and Science Agenda the Government will invest to incentivise innovation and entrepreneurship, reward risk taking, and promote science, maths and computing in schools.


STEM WA Pilot Program Proposal Finalised
Date Published: 15/09/2015

On 31 August 2015, the finalised STEM WA Pilot Program Proposal was made available on the TIAC website. This document makes several references to the foundational role of the TIAC Report,Optimising STEM Education in WA Schools Part One and Part Two and to the work of the consulting team led by Mark Hackling. This proposal aims to reinvigorate STEM education in Western Australian schools and reverse declining trends in participation and standards.


ACSRF Information Session 18 August 2015
Date Published: 15/09/2015

On 18 August 2015, TIAC in collaboration with the Federal Department of Industry and Science held an information session on the Australia-China Science and Research Fund (ACSRF) to assist with applying for the 2015 round of the Joint Research Centres (JRC).

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