New plan to shape WA's science and tech future | Western … – Government of Western Australia

The Cook Government is positioning Western Australia to become a world leader in science and technology, with its development of a 10 Year Science and Technology Plan (The Plan).
The State’s key strengths, including those in radio astronomy, space operations, remote technologies, marine science, medical technology, and food security, will be highlighted in The Plan. It will also outline opportunities for sustainable living and energy transition, preparedness for AUKUS Pillar II critical technologies and advanced manufacturing.
The Plan will help to establish WA as a global hub for science and technology development and deployment, defining pathways to capitalise on the State’s unique advantages, and attract investment and talent to maximise impact.
From diversifying and decarbonising the economy, to finding new medical solutions that will improve the quality of life of Western Australians, the blueprint will investigate how science and technology can provide solutions to current and future challenges
The contribution of First Nations peoples to scientific discovery and advances will be acknowledged, facilitating greater support for future engagement and endeavours.
It is envisaged that The Plan will complement current strategies such as “Western Australia’s Innovation Strategy”, which establishes a 10 Year Vision to make WA a renowned global hub of invention, investment, innovation, and impact.
Broad consultation with stakeholders, including industry, research institutions, Aboriginal groups, Government agencies and universities, will commence in September 2023. It’s expected The Plan will be published by mid-2024.
To register your interest in being involved, please email
Comments attributed to Innovation and the Digital Economy; Science Minister Stephen Dawson:
“The Cook Government’s 10 Year Science and Technology Plan will elevate Western Australia as an exciting global hub of science and technology development.
“It will acknowledge our huge capabilities and expertise in areas such as emerging tech, food security, energy transition and security, the circular economy, First Nations knowledge and more.
“Building the State’s science and technology capability for the next decade is essential for the future. These industries will help diversify and decarbonise the WA economy, create exciting jobs and help us to solve challenges faced by communities around the world.”
“I look forward to seeing The Plan develop through to its completion in early 2024.”
The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.


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