In­no­va­tion awards

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

LO­CAL in­ven­tors have been asked to put their think­ing caps on for the 2011 Trop­i­cal In­no­va­tion Awards. For­eign Min­is­ter Kevin Rudd joined Cairns Re­gional Coun­cil mayor Val Schier last Thurs­day evening. “This is an enor­mous op­por­tu­nity to make our mark on a world stage,” Cr Schier said. “We can change the way peo­ple see this re­gion - it’s not just about tourism, we can be world lead­ers in new tech­nolo­gies de­signed for the trop­ics. “Both the Fed­eral and State Gov­ern­ments are sup­port­ing these awards and that means we have three lay­ers of gov­ern­ment work­ing to­gether with busi­ness and in­dus­try to re­ally grow this re­gion. “I look for­ward to see­ing what this year’s batch of en­tries will of­fer.” For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www. trop­i­calin­no­va­tion­

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