Project Pilbara will deliver transformative technology for the of diversification of the economy by introducing new technology and creating export opportunities for goods and services outside of the Pilbara region.

Project Pilbara will focus on nine key deliverables around diversification of the economy and building businesses in the Pilbara. These are the guiding principles of the cluster.

•  Developing domestic and strong potential global export opportunities

•  Developing a Critical scale of companies

•  Creating a Technological advantage

•  Fostering Innovation and R&D

•  Commercialisation of Technology Opportunities

•  Developing Skills and Capabilities

•  Collaboration across sectors

•  The pursuit of favourable regulation and policies

•  Supporting Key Infrastructure

Project Pilbara is now rolling out a pilot program for up between 6 – 8 Pilbara based businesses to form a collective cluster across the Pilbara to take advantage of these opportunities. This will include a focus on the key deliverables, developing a cluster and managing the integration of technology and new business opportunities into the member organisations.



Project Pilbara intends to deliver the cluster through three key initiatives for its members based around the supporting nine key deliverables.

Virtual Digital Factory

  • Access the CRM, community portal and services. an improved economic efficiency and planning quality, a shortened product development and introduction, transparent communication,

  • standardized planning processes and

  • competent knowledge management.

Cluster development

  • Access to the technology opportunities from the partner CRC’s and Universities

  • The product development process and assistance with funding and grant writing

  • Connections with global technology contacts

  • Development of export opportunities for goods and services

  • Technology road map development

  • Two contact days a month

People Development

  • Development of skills for future workforce; potential programs;

  • Working with universities and Tafe to tailor education to your workforces current and future needs

  • Access to a global network of technology people


Powering the Community 

By embracing the Living Labs, the initial impacts will be:

  • An increase in employment opportunities for local and indigenous residents, suppliers and organisations as smart infrastructure is installed, monitored and maintained; in particular an opportunity for increased indigenous employment;

  • An increase in mobility of young, disabled and aged residents able to move more freely around the region, taking advantage of more frequent visits to libraries, town centre shops, restaurants and hospital services;

  • Indirect economic benefits as a result of an increase of technology;

  • An increased focus on end to end education content as subject matter experts take residence in close proximity to the schools, TAFE and university campus;

  • An increase in land, buildings, infrastructure and housing usage, as projects are rolled out of the Living Lab; and

  • Over time, an increase in high value employment as technologies are developed and deployed driven by the increasing focus of the Pilbara as a centre for technology development;

  • An increase in research & development funding and grants 

  • Opportunities for micro-credential training as residents chose to experience new employment opportunities; and

  • An increase in smart infrastructure construction as the region expands and adapts to the new environment.



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