"The new hub showcases the real stories of start-ups and businesses while informing and connecting aspiring innovators to the broader innovation ecosystem," Mr Marmion said.
"It's a place where potential investors, both local and international, can visit to identify new business opportunities. Innovation is about new ideas and new jobs that benefit West Australians, not just in new industries but also in existing industries; finding ways to re-tool and re-engineer the way we perform tasks, create products and deliver services. The hub facilitates that process by bringing people together to share ideas and information, learn and ultimately benefit the whole community by expanding our economy."
Stage two of the hub will be released in early 2017, forming an online marketplace where innovators are invited to help solve problems in government and other organisations by contributing solutions to a shared collaborative platform. The hub will be underpinned by the new innovation brand Innovation Worth Sharing, which will promote WA innovation both domestically and internationally.
"There are many business success stories across our State - Innovation Worth Sharing and the innovation hub aim to increase community awareness about innovation, letting them know how they can get involved and providing an understanding of how they can benefit. It's also about promoting WA innovation internationally - to attract greater investment and interest in our vibrant innovation space,” the Minister said.
To visit the innovation hub and view the informational video, visit http://innovation.wa.gov.au >
The WA Innovation Strategy can be viewed here >