10-Year Science and Technology Plan

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JTSI is leading the development of a new strategic 10-year Science and Technology Plan for Western Australia.
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JTSI is leading the development of a new strategic 10-year Science and Technology Plan for Western Australia.

This plan aims to establish WA as a global hub for leading and inclusive science and tech research, development, commercialisation and deployment.

The Western Australian Government aims to enhance our place as a global leader in science and technology. 

It involves investigating solutions to current and future challenges faced by the State, from diversifying and decarbonising the economy, to finding new medical solutions, to improving the quality of life of Western Australians and others around the globe.

The State’s key strengths, including those in radio astronomy, space operations, remote technologies, marine science 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 contribution of First Nation peoples to scientific discovery and advances will be acknowledged, facilitating greater support for future engagement and endeavours.

“The new 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 emerging tech, food security, energy transition and security, circular economy, First Nation knowledge and more,” said Hon. Stephen Dawson MLC

“Building the State’s science and technology capability for the next decade is essential for the future. It will help diversify and decarbonise the WA economy, create exciting jobs and help us to solve so many of the problems facing our communities and the world.

“I look forward to seeing the plan develop through to its completion in early 2024. 

The plan will involve broad consultation with stakeholders, including industry, research institutions, Aboriginal groups, government agencies and universities will commence in September, to establish an inclusive, impactful and inclusive plan by in 2024.

To register your interest in being involved, please email sciencetechplan@jtsi.wa.gov.au.