Government’s new innovation advisory board looking for members

  • Expressions of interest now open for the Innovation Advisory Board
  • Board to advise and support implementation of Government’s Innovation Strategy
  • New members chosen from WA’s diverse innovation sector for two-year term

The Cook Government is looking for movers and shakers in Western Australia’s dynamic innovation sector to become an inaugural board member for the newly established Innovation Advisory Board.

The board is set to act as an independent voice for the innovation sector and is aiming to represent 11 diverse elements of the industry. This includes indigenous, youth, small business, corporate and investment.

Those who are successful in becoming a board member will be appointed for a two-year term. The role is honorary and will not be remunerated.

Once established, the board will advise and support the Innovation and Digital Economy Minister Stephen Dawson, as well as work towards implementing the goals of the Cook Government’s Innovation Strategy.

The Innovation Strategy was developed following consultation with more than 600 members of WA’s innovation ecosystem. The strategy outlines a decade-long vision for WA to become a global centre of invention, investment, innovation and impact.

For more information and to submit an expression of interest see: New Innovation Advisory Board seeking members from WA’s innovation community (

As stated by Innovation and the Digital Economy Minister Stephen Dawson:

“This new Innovation Advisory Board will be a building block to implement the Cook Government’s vision for WA to become a global centre of innovation, investment, innovation and impact.

“We are extremely fortunate to have an amazing cohort of talented, homegrown innovators and we want you to be involved in shaping and developing WA’s innovative ecosystem.

“Being a part of this new Innovation Advisory Board offers a fantastic opportunity for those in the sector to provide direct feedback on how we can implement our innovation strategy.

“It also provides the chance for all core elements of the innovation sector to have someone on the board and have their voices heard.

“This will be an exciting and competitive process and I look forward to sitting down with the new board later this year and working together on making WA the state of innovation.”

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