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.

The aim of this report is to demonstrate to the WA Government the absolute necessity for it to be much more proactive in how it goes about helping to diversify the state’s economy through innovation. This may be achieved through collaboration between government, universities and businesses; ensuring that the regulatory environment encourages rather than hampers innovation; supporting the necessary physical and intellectual innovation infrastructure; reviewing all levels of the education curriculum to ensure all students attain a certain standard in maths and science; and looking to other jurisdictions for effective initiatives that could be adapted for WA and for opportunities for WA businesses.

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