WA science and innovation advisory body future focused
Date Published: 20/12/2012

·  WA Technology and Industry Advisory Council (TIAC) releases latest work plan 

· Current research projects gather vital data to inform government decisions

TIAC Chair Alan Bansemer today announced the release of TIAC’s work plan, The Way Ahead, which details the council’s activities for the next two to four years.

Mr Bansemer said 2012 had been an active year for the council with the initiation of a number of WA-specific research projects aimed at identifying the State’s current position in key areas.  

“At present, the council is undertaking four research projects that will inform State Government decisions in these areas moving forward. The projects look at a number of priority areas that we have identified as important to the State’s ongoing economic prosperity,” Mr Bansemer said.

“These include innovation in the regions; advancing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in schools; opportunities for small to medium sized enterprises in the resources sector; and the potential establishment of research facilities in the Kimberley.

“TIAC’s most recent work plan was developed in consultation with major stakeholders from the resources, environmental, health and medical sectors. In the next four years, TIAC will continue to champion innovative approaches to the challenges facing industry, science and technology in Western Australia.”

Science and Innovation Minister John Day said TIAC was integral to the Government’s delivery of science and innovation activities in the State.

“I would like to see TIAC advice utilised by both government and the private sector as a resource for accurate and evidence-based information about the State’s changing economy. A thorough understanding of this will enable individual businesses or organisations to more easily adapt to changes in market conditions,” Mr Day said.

 “TIAC’s work plan reflects its commitment to industry, scientific and technological developments as key drivers of Western Australia’s long-term prosperity. I endorse the direction being taken by TIAC’s chair Alan Bansemer and his team.”

Fact File
TIAC provides independent and strategic advice to the State Government on industry, science and technology matters in Western Australia

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