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WA's McGowan Government launches games industry growth pilot program

WA's McGowan Government launches games industry growth pilot program

Innovation and ICT Minister Dave Kelly today unveiled a new games industry growth pilot as part of the McGowan Government’s $16.7 million New Industries Fund.

Through the pilot, the government is committed to trialling new ways to accelerate new and emerging businesses in the games sector. The announcement sheds light on the WA governments stance on innovation, and serves as an acknowledgement to the games sector and it’s high potential to create high tech, knowledge-based WA jobs.

The State Government will work with emerging games industry, tertiary institutions, and local government to identify opportunities for developing this new industry. The new games industry pilot program includes:

  • A new International Access Pass program providing grants of up to $5,000 for approximately ten individuals to travel to major games industry events;
  • Commercialisation skilling for International Access Pass recipients so they can make the most of the business networking opportunities; and
  • Showcasing WA’s games industry to the global industry.

The Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation will be consult with industry on the design of the International Access Pass program. You can learn more at www.newindustries.wa.gov.au.

Ahead of the programs launch, there will be an informal session on Friday 6 July 2018 from 3.00pm-4.00pm at its offices at 1 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth.

To register your interest to be involved in either of these programs and to be kept updated, please email: innovation@jtsi.wa.gov.au.

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