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Western Australia Minister for Science and Innovation John Day

Business Assisted To Embrace New Technologies

Victor P Taffa

  • Funding available for programs that increase e-commerce activities
  • Educating business on how to improve productivity with innovation
  • Industry associations and not-for-profit organisations encouraged to apply

The State Government is making funds available to encourage businesses to embrace e-commerce and online activities to improve their productivity and bottom line.

Science and Innovation Minister John Day today called for applications under the Innovation Capability Development Program Round 2 WA Business Online.

Mr. Day said WA Business Online was open to industry associations and not-for-profit organisations with programs designed to encourage members to embrace the digital economy through e-commerce and online activities.

“Trends are dictating that the future for business will involve significant time online and/or embracing new technologies.” Mr. Day said.

“New technologies and processes are being discovered every day and the aim of this program is to encourage more WA businesses to become aware of these developments and take advantage of the benefits they offer to grow their business.”

“Innovation is a driver of economic development and integrating new business practices can significantly increase efficiency and the bottom line which will ultimately expand the State’s economy.”

Round 1 of the WA Business Online is closed and funding has been allocated dependent on contractual arrangements. Successful applicants will be notified soon. 

Fact File

  • Grants of up to $50,000 per project may be available subject to funding
  • Applications must be received by 3 pm, Thursday September 20, 2012
  • This program is part of the Western Australian Innovation Development Schemes

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