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Education and research in Western Australia

Ideally located within easy reach of major South east Asian cities, Western Australia offers high-quality education and career potential, while enjoying a vibrant, sociable outdoor lifestyle.

The state’s 5 world-class universities include The University of Western Australia (UWA), which sits in the top 1% globally and was the first Australian university  to feature in the world’s top 100.

The Data Science Innovation Hub is one of several innovation hubs supported by the WA State Government under the A$16.7 million New Industries Fund, designed to accelerate new and emerging businesses in WA.

WA’s connections to massive multinationals are a rich opportunity for research collaborations and project hubs. The state’s universities have industry links to companies including BHP Billiton, GRDC, Wesfarmers, Woodside and CISCO, allowing them to deliver outstanding technical facilities and industrial research institutions.

Incentives, grants and support

Western Australia’s  New Industries Fund supports new and emerging businesses with a range of programs including innovation hubs, WA Innovator of the Year awards and an innovation vouchers program.

Further support is available from Invest & Trade Western Australia, which has a team of business facilitation professionals who can work with you to assess your business requirements and connect you with relevant government and industry stakeholders.