The Duke of York has travelled to Perth, Australia to attend the final stages of [email protected] Australia 3.0. His Royal Highness hosted both Boot Camp, at Murdoch University, and the Final, at Government House. [email protected] Australia supported 42 Entrepreneurs, selected from five [email protected] Australia 3.0 On Tour Events.
The Event marked the 19th [email protected] Australia Event since 2017 and the initiative continues to be a fantastic showcase for Australia Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The Duke of York founded [email protected] in 2014 to amplify and accelerate the work of Entrepreneurs, and now has 973 Alumni who have generated £1,119+ million economic activity and created almost 6,000 jobs. Australia is just one of the 62 countries who are now involved with this Global entrepreneurship network. Find out more about the success of [email protected] in Australia.
During his visit to Western Australia, His Royal Highness also visited the Royal Flying Doctor Service’s (RFDS) base in Perth. The RFDS Western Operations was named 2019 WA Tech Company of the Year by the WA Information Technology and Telecommunications Alliance (WAITTA) for its innovation in aero medical care. The Flying Doctor in WA has 18 aircraft which act as intensive care units in the sky, retrieving patients across 2.5million kilometres square of regional and remote landscape.
Over 1,000 miles away from Perth, The Duke of York toured one of Western Australia’s biggest and successful businesses, Fortescue Metal Group. Starting at the five berth Herb Elliott Port in Port Hedland, His Royal Highness was shown the Port’s purpose designed rail and port facilities, which have been constructed to deliver iron ore from mines to Port Hedland and on to customers. The Duke also travelled to FMG’s Solomon Hub in the Hamersley Ranges, undertaking a tour of the mines, which include Fortescue’s Ore Processing Facility and remote mining hubs.
Fortescue uses cutting-edge technology and works closely with key stakeholders to positively manage and create opportunities for Aboriginal people, contribute to the success of local communities, protect the environment and strengthen the broader Australian economy.