Digital Bytes: Unlocking Australia's Innovation Potential

Digital Bytes: Unlocking Australia's Innovation Potential

Mar 4
To launch CEDA NSW's Digital Bytes series in 2016, CEDA welcomes the Hon Wyatt Roy MP, Assistant Minister for Innovation, to outline the Federal Government's innovation policy priorities. This event has reached capacity.


The Hon. Wyatt Roy MP, Assistant, Minister for Innovation

Event overview

To launch CEDA NSW’s Digital Bytes series in 2016, CEDA welcomes the Hon Wyatt Roy MP, Assistant Minister for Innovation, to outline the Federal Government’s innovation policy priorities.

The Coalition Government has committed to reinvigorating Australia’s innovation policy settings and has set out its commitments in its National Innovation and Science Agenda.

Innovation policy needs to be grounded in embracing the change we see in the global economy to encourage Australia companies to compete in the global marketplace. Policy settings need to foster more agile, innovative and creative Australia industries. This will ensure that Australians continue to achieve rising living standards, increasing economic prosperity and job opportunities.

This session may explore:

  • The Federal Government’s National Science and Innovation Agenda as the catalyst for the ‘Ideas Boom’;
  • The need for investment to supercharge commercialisation;
  • Tax incentives to promote and incentivise research and development to create agile, innovation and creative Australian enterprise; and
  • Developing the skills needed for Australia’s future workforce.

Meet the keynote speaker

The Hon. Wyatt Roy MP
Assistant, Minister for Innovation

On September 21, 2015, Wyatt became the youngest member of an Australian federal government executive when he was appointed Assistant Minister for Innovation by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Wyatt’s elevation to the ministry followed his vocal advocacy on developing and promoting start-up businesses and entrepreneurial activity.

He believes that for Australia’s quarter-century of uninterrupted economic growth to continue, an “innovation ecosystem” must be fostered where new businesses with never-tried ideas are encouraged to take risks, grow and employ.

This paradigm cultural shift will take co-ordination across government, the education, science, research and private sectors – and the media.

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