On 4 July 2018, the Hon Dave Kelly, Minister for Innovation and ICT, announced a new Games Industry Growth Pilot to help connect the Western Australian games industry with the global market and encourage growth of the local industry. The announcement can be viewed here.
The Games Industry Pilot forms part of the WA Government’s New Industries Fund, which is supporting new and emerging businesses in WA to create jobs and diversify the economy.
The Games Industry Growth Pilot includes:
- a new International Access Pass program providing grants of up to $5,000 to up to 10 individuals to travel to major games industry conferences;
- commercialisation skilling for International Access Pass recipients so they can make the most of the business networking opportunities; and
- sponsorship to showcase WA’s games industry at major industry events.
The Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation will be consulting with industry and other key stakeholders on the design of the International Access Pass program. For more information and to register your interest to be involved and/or to be kept updated, visit www.newindustries.wa.gov.au/opportunities/games-industry-growth-pilot