Governor Sandoval, Nevada Delegation Focus on Innovation during Last Day in Brisbane


BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND - August 05, 2016

With Governor Sandoval’s trade mission drawing to a close, the Governor and his delegation made the focus of their final meetings technology and innovation.

At Queensland University of Technology, faculty leadership as well as state trade and commercialization officials spoke with the Governor and the Nevada trade delegation about opportunities in the following areas as well as what future collaboration might look like with Nevada and the University:

  • Autonomous Systems
  • Mining and Water
  • Dryland Agricultural Research & Development
  • Innovation Centres and Incubators
  • Solar Energy and its applications
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Earth and Ecosystem Sciences
  • Hydrologic Sciences

“The partnership between the State of Nevada and Australia is remarkable, as is the ability to collaborate and shepherd through new technologies that will make our targeted industries more competitive, more resilient, and more capable of creating jobs and growing the economy well into the future,” said Governor Brian Sandoval. “I am humbled by the hospitality that we have been shown on this trip and the eagerness to learn about what the new Nevada means and partner with us on our path forward. I thank each and every person who took the time to meet with me and our Nevada Delegation, the government officials who we will be working closely with, the research leaders who we will be reading about in the Nevada papers as the projects we partner on start to change these industries, and the Nevada businesses who joined us on this trip.”

The day’s meetings also included time with Jackie Trad, Deputy Premier, Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning, and Minister for Trade and Investment as well as Minister Leanne Enoch, Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy and Small Business.

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