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Government places Innovation squarely on the Agenda

The Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews has identified the need to build on Australian’s strength in the Technology and Innovation space and has opened up dialogue with industry.

She is hosting two technology industry roundtables over the next week to boost collaboration and tackle the global challenges and opportunities of Technology and how Government can help.

Below are statements from the Minister 

“Strengthening the technology sector is key to Australia’s economic growth and securing jobs for the future.”

“From new start-ups to large multinational firms, the tech industry underpins Australia’s ability to create and harness technological advances and remain competitive in a global economy,” 

“Digital innovation presents a $315 billion opportunity over the period to 2028 to enhance our technology capabilities.”

“Artificial intelligence and big data create new opportunities to grow the economy. Taking advantage of these opportunities will be crucial in reaching our Government’s target of 1.25 million new jobs over the next five years. “

“I want to hear from industry leaders firsthand about issues and challenges facing the tech sector like access to skilled workers and the need for balanced regulation.”

Posted on August 4, 2019

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