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Technolgy and Industry Advisory Council

The Western Australian Technology and Industry Advisory Council (TIAC) is the preeminent advisory body to the State Government on strategic industry, science and technology matters in Western Australia and is established under the Industry and Technology Development Act 1998.

TIAC looks to the future to provide strategic, evidence-based advice to government aimed at identifying and encouraging innovative approaches to development in industry, science, technology and government that drive sustainable and diverse economic growth in Western Australia.

TIAC’s recently released work plan, The Way Ahead, details the council’s activities for the next two to four years. The Way Ahead developed in consultation with major stakeholders from the resources, environmental, health and medical sectors, reflects TIAC’s focus and recognises the importance of industry, scientific and technological developments as key drivers of Western Australia’s long-term prosperity.

TIAC’s work plan aims to:

  • demonstrate and promote the economic benefits of industry, science and technology;
  • champion innovative approaches to challenges facing WA, over the short term and long term;
  • explore the implications to WA’s changing economy of leverage new technologies and emerging industries; and
  • examine the future skills and infrastructure required to be and remain internationally competitive.

The council consists of seven members with vast experience, knowledge and diverse backgrounds to ensure a broad cross section of ideas to capitalise on Western Australia’s strengths.

For more information about TIAC and its activities, including details about current research projects and publications, visit