WA Innovation and ICT Minister Dave Kelly unveiled a new games industry growth pilot as part of the WA Government’s $16.7 million New Industries Fund.
Through the pilot, the WA Government has committed to trialling new ways to accelerate new and emerging businesses in the games sector. The games sector has high potential to create high tech, knowledge-based WA jobs.
The WA Government will work with emerging games industry, tertiary institutions, and local government to identify opportunities for developing this new industry.
The new games industry pilot program includes:
- A new International Access Pass program providing grants of up to $5,000 for approximately ten individuals to travel to major games industry events;
- Commercialisation skilling for International Access Pass recipients so they can make the most of the business networking opportunities; and
- Showcasing WA’s games industry to the global industry.
The WA Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation will be consulting with industry on the design of the International Access Pass program.
Source: WA Government