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Innovation takes centre stage


The innovation ecosystem of Western Australia was showcased in July with the State hosting the Western Australian Innovation Summit and GovHack WA. Kicking off with the Western Australian Innovation Summit on 28th July, the Government brought together nearly 250 of the State’s brightest minds to discuss, challenge, debate and collectively position Western Australia to prosper in this era of rapid global change.

Delivering collaborative proposals

Summit outcomes will inform the formulation of Western Australia’s 5 year Innovation Strategy. 

This year’s GovHack WA contest took place from 29 – 31 July with over 100 participants delivering collaborative proposals for resolving issues affecting Government or society.

Winning projects from this year’s competition included:

— Baby Got Hacked – a dashboard for local government services
— Colourful Past – an app that automatically colourises historical photographs
— Point Break – an app that uses shark data, local government and coastal information to generate active community engagement in beachside areas.

Deserving teams from GovHack WA will now compete in the national GovHack competition. 
To learn more about the innovation in Western Australia visit

To listen to the summit or learn more about the innovation in Western Australia visit

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