WA Cluster Summit

18 May 2017

Exploring the role clusters can play to create efficiencies and vastly improved business and economic outcomes is the focus of the WA Cluster Summit, led by well-known cluster manager and expert, Jacqueline Brinkman.

NERA has joined with WA Department of Regional Development, Regional CCI and TCI Network to deliver this event as part of its work exploring clusters as a national opportunity for economic development in the energy resource sector.

Miranda Taylor, NERA CEO said that “clusters drive a shared economic vision, through innovation, collaboration and competition and provide a vehicle for small to medium enterprises, start-ups and innovators to build resilience and capacity to compete in national and global markets.”

It is recognised internationally that cluster development is crucial in supporting businesses that want to innovate and grow, and other regions around the world are igniting clusters to give them a competitive edge and generate jobs and growth.

Energy, oil and gas have been identified as sectors that have significant potential to assist Western Australia build a competitive advantage.

Cluster manager training with world-renowned cluster expert, Ifor Ffowcs-Williams is also underway to build capacity to support the economic development opportunities across Western Australia.

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