CyberWest Director, Cecily Rawlinson is part of a business delegation with representatives from 13 WA organisations participating in a trade delegation to India this week.
Opportunities for collaboration across Western Australian and Indian innovation ecosystems will be front and centre today, as Innovation and the Digital Economy Minister Stephen Dawson will give a keynote speech at Umagine Chennai 2023 as part of the visit. Minister Dawson will highlight how the McGowan Government is supporting Western Australians to embrace partnerships with international innovators like those in India. Over three days, more than 10,000 delegates are expected to attend Umagine Chennai 2023. The event includes over 250 speakers across 130 plus sessions, and an exhibition featuring more than 150 exhibitors.
The organisations participating in the business delegation include the WA Data Science and Innovation Hub, CyberWest, DNA Zoo Australia, Innovation Central Perth, WeVolt, Red Piranha, Space Angel, LatConnect 60, QL Space, Hola Health, Has Holdings, Adarsh Australia and TATA Consultancy Services.
Several collaborative relationships are expected to be formalised during the five-day mission, including the exchange of a letter of strategic intent between WA and Tamil Nadu, which was signed virtually on 20 March 2023 to strengthen the bilateral relationship between the two States. The letter of strategic intent follows the opening of the Invest and Trade WA office in Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu, which was first announced by Deputy Premier Roger Cook in July 2022.
During the visit, Minister Dawson will showcase the Chennai office. WA is the first Australian State to establish a presence in Tamil Nadu, the second largest economy in India. The Minister will also promote activities and initiatives supported by the McGowan Government, including Perth Landing Pad, The Challenge, Health Fellowships, the Premier's Scholarship and the CyberWest Summit. The mission will be supported by the Invest and Trade WA India-Gulf offices, led by the Investment and Trade Commissioner, Nashid Chowdhury.
Visit Invest and Trade WA's India Market Outlook 2022-23 for more information on trade and investment opportunities: https://www.wa.gov.au/system/files/2023-03/India_Market_Outlook_2022-23.pdf
Read Minister Dawson's Statement.