How can we grow the Hi-Tech Sector in South Australia?

Now Closed

This online engagement was hosted on YourSAy from 17 December 2019 to 28 February 2020. Find out more about the consultation process. Below is a record of the engagement.

We are inviting representatives of the Hi-Tech sector to explore the opportunities and challenges in South Australia and to contribute to Growth State by being part of the development of an industry-led sector strategy. 

We want to know how you think we grow the Hi-Tech Sector in South Australia. Read the Hi-Tech Sector Discussion Paper and comment your feedback below.

Comments closed

S.G Klippel-Cooper

28 Feb 2020

What about the Science industry? We have some of the smartest science students in the world and they are continually forgotten. The government continues to import scientists from overseas on Visas and ignore our own SA Scientists. How about encouraging all the science graduates to develop their ideas and make the future for SA great. I have 2 graduates, who have been ignored and dismissed, when they approached the Government to share their new and innovative ideas, they were given platitudes and dismissed. There is no financial assistance for our graduates, but the government are happy to throw money at international businesses to encourage them to take the jobs from the local graduates. Why?

Stuart Snyder

06 Feb 2020

I can't believe the ITC sector is left out of the list of targeted companies in the tech sector supported by the government. I believe this list was developed by the Weatherhill government. The most valuable companies in the world are Software companies (Google, Microsoft,Amazon, Facebook,etc) most of the venture capital companies investment and return is in the ITC sector. Adelaide has a number of successful ITC companies (Maptek, Alcidion, Sweat, Power Health solutions, etc) providing high paying jobs and exports for SA, and in Australia the fastest growing companies are Software as a service (SAAS companies Atlassian, Canva, Culture Amp, Safety Culture etc.) with Atlassian ranking number 7 as most valuable company in Australia although it was found in 2002 the top 6 are over 100 years old, slow to no growth. This sector should be the number 1 priority if Adelaide is serious about developing a tech economy.

Government Agency

Hi-Tech Sector Team > Stuart Snyder

07 Feb 2020

Hi Stuart

Thank you for your input, which we will take into consideration when developing our Sector Plan.

ITC skills and technologies are considered integral to the Hi-Tech sector in South Australia and are included within the Hi-Tech sector portfolio, which has a strong digital and computational component.

If you would like to provide any further feedback, you are welcome to complete the online survey (link is on the 'Get involved' tab).

Kind regards,
The Hi-Tech Sector Team

Stuart Snyder > Stuart Snyder

07 Feb 2020

Per your discussion paper the ITC sector was not included. Your discussion paper states: Our Hi-Tech Sector Discussion Paper opens a conversation on how we can grow the Hi-Tech sector in South Australia, which provides opportunities in various industries including:

Creative Industries
Defence
Space Industries
Energy and Minerals
Food, Wine and Agribusiness
Health and Medical Industries
International Education
Tourism

Ross Allen

05 Feb 2020

Don't leave the region's out in the cold. Eyre Peninsula has the best renewable energy resources in Australia, world class in fact. Read of the potential in Ross Garnaut's book Superpower. Build a decent power line from Port Lincoln to Port Augusta 500kVw and export solar, pump hydro and wind power to eastern states and allow hydrogen plant and other industries to get established in this region. Electranet needs to partner with Sanjeev Gupta and make this a reality.

Government Agency

Hi-Tech Sector Team > Ross Allen

05 Feb 2020

Hi Ross,

Thank you for your input, which we will take into consideration when developing our Sector Plan.

If you would like to provide any further feedback, you are welcome to complete the online survey (link is on the 'Get involved' tab).

Kind regards,
The Hi-Tech Sector Team

Ronald GRILL

03 Feb 2020

Thank you for your acknowledgement of my response. Are you able to respond to my request: “Please advise what information and data are required to have this advanced manufacturing industry included in your consideration of the development of the Hi-Tech sector in our region.”

I have relevant and comprehensive data on this industry in Adelaide and 19 other global regions.

Government Agency

Hi-Tech Sector Team > Ronald GRILL

03 Feb 2020

Thanks Ronald.

Advanced manufacturing skills, tools and technologies are considered integral to the Hi-Tech sector in South Australia and are included within the Hi-Tech sector portfolio. The list of sectors below identifies other Growth State sectors where Hi-Tech, including advanced manufacturing, can contribute.

Kind regards,
The Hi-Tech Sector Team

Ronald GRILL

30 Jan 2020

Your list of Hi-Tech sectors includes:
· Creative Industries
· Defence
· Space Industries
· Energy and Minerals
· Food, Wine and Agribusiness
· Health and Medical Industries
· International Education
· Tourism.

All worthy sectors, but you do not include the Adelaide based electronics industry that designs and manufactures Hi-Tech electronics products and systems and supplies these nationally and to export customers in 130 countries. These products are used in avionics, biotechnology, environment, defence, medical, research, security, scientific, telecommunications and related ‘Knowledge-Age’ sectors.
This industry in Adelaide employs ~11,000 people in some 300 companies, mostly SMEs with a small number on MNCs.

Please advise what information and data are required to have this advanced manufacturing industry included in your consideration of the development of the Hi-Tech sector in our region.

Government Agency

Hi-Tech Sector Team > Ronald GRILL

31 Jan 2020

Hi Ronald,

Thank you for your input, which we will take into consideration when developing our Sector Plan.

If you would like to provide any further feedback, you are welcome to complete the online survey (link is on the 'Get involved' tab).

Kind regards,
The Hi-Tech Sector Team

Darrell O'Brien

29 Jan 2020

I believe it is time to start planning a High speed rail link between Adelaide and Melbourne.
Electric high speed rail would stop at rural towns to enable transport for country citizens to either travel between towns and Adelaide and Melbourne.
This will increase employment for 5 to 10 years with construction and create new technical positions for the future.
New graduates from universities could be employed to design and oversee building the rail infrastructure.
When Adelaide to Melbourne rail is complete the high speed rail network could be started for travel to Sydney and Perth.
A High speed freight line could be built in parallel or combined with Passenger rail.

Darrell O'Brien

Government Agency

Hi-Tech Sector Team > Darrell O'Brien

29 Jan 2020

Hi Darrell ,

Thank you for your input, which we will take into consideration when developing our Sector Plan.

If you would like to provide any further feedback, you are welcome to complete the online survey (link is on the 'Get involved' tab).

Kind regards,
The Hi-Tech Sector Team

John Szach

22 Dec 2019

There have been numerous discussions and surveys regarding storage of radioactive waste in South Australia. I believe there is a opportunity for the Hi-Tech Sector to create a procedure to handle, transport and store the waste. The radioactive waste would include low level, mid level and high level. I was on the recent Nuclear Waste Storage Facility Citizens Jury and believe it is possible to create a facility that would benefit the State both financially and environmentally. I have a plan that I believe the public would embrace. I would be most interested in your feed back.

Government Agency

Hi-Tech Sector Team > John Szach

23 Dec 2019

Hi John,

Thank you for your input, which we will take into consideration when developing our Sector Plan.

If you would like to provide any further feedback, you are welcome to complete the online survey (link is on the 'Get involved' tab).

Please note that submissions will not be responded to between Monday 23 December 2019 and Monday 6 January 2020.

Kind regards,
The Hi-Tech Sector Team

Ross Allen > John Szach

05 Feb 2020

Waste storage at Kimba is dividing the community. Why not use the Woomera Prohibited Area? Leave productive farm land alone.