Growing South Australia’s Hi-Tech Sector

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This online engagement was hosted on YourSAy from 17 December 2019 to 28 February 2020. Below is a record of the engagement.

We want to hear your ideas on how we can focus our efforts within the Hi-Tech sector to unlock new growth through investment, exports, innovation, collaboration and new jobs.

What is being decided?

Growth State: our plan for prosperity is an initiative to promote industry growth by responding to their needs and leveraging South Australia’s competitive advantages.

Our Hi-Tech Sector Discussion Paper opens a conversation on how we can grow the Hi-Tech sector in

Consultation Process


Now Closed

This online engagement was hosted on YourSAy from 17 December 2019 to 28 February 2020. Below is a record of the engagement.

We want to hear your ideas on how we can focus our efforts within the Hi-Tech sector to unlock new growth through investment, exports, innovation, collaboration and new jobs.

What is being decided?

Growth State: our plan for prosperity is an initiative to promote industry growth by responding to their needs and leveraging South Australia’s competitive advantages.

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

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.

Industry and stakeholder input will help us set the goals for the Hi-Tech sector and determine where we want to be in 2030.

How can your input influence the decision?

Feedback received through this industry engagement process will inform the development of the Hi-Tech Sector Strategy 2030; a 10 year plan to support the growth of Hi-Tech industries in South Australia.

As a contributor, you will also have the opportunity to provide feedback on the draft strategy.

Get involved?

Read the Hi-Tech Sector Discussion Paper and have your say by:

What are the next steps?

Feedback on the Discussion Paper will be used to develop the Draft Hi-Tech Sector Strategy, which is expected to be finalised in April 2020.

The Final Strategy will be released by August 2020 and will be available on this site. We will work with industry to implement the Strategy and support South Australia's Hi-Tech sector to grow.

Once developed, the Hi-Tech Sector Strategy will enable government and industry to integrate these strategies into the South Australian Government’s Growth State: our plan for prosperity initiative.

Contact details

For any further information:

Register your interest in further industry-specific engagement opportunities and we will be in touch.

Closing date: 5pm, Friday 28 February 2020




Background


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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.

The Government recognises that for South Australia to succeed we need to do things differently to create an environment that is conducive to sustainable growth. Growth State is a coordinated government commitment to real, concrete actions and deliverables. Carefully designed to leverage South Australia’s competitive advantages, it will set out the collective responsibility of industry and government to grow our economy.

South Australia's future prosperity will be built by accelerating the development of industry sectors that have strong prospects globally. The creative industries is one of the nine priority sectors that have been identified based upon the sector's potential for growth.

Frontier, emerging and platform technologies that address societal and environmental challenges can potentially create new growth opportunities for business and the economy. South Australia has many competitive advantages that could be applied to develop new Hi-Tech products and services for global markets.

With your leadership, we will set the goals for our Hi-Tech industries and determine where we want to be in 2030. Once developed, the Hi-Tech Sector Strategy will enable government and industry to integrate these strategies into the South Australian Government’s Growth State: our plan for prosperity initiative.

Challenges

Key challenges identified to unlock new growth opportunities include:

  • Skills development and talent attraction
  • Research and commercialisation
  • Trade and exports
  • Capacity to scale for global markets
  • Access to investment capital
  • Collaboration networks.

Opportunities

South Australia has many competitive advantages that could be applied to develop new hi-tech products and services for global markets.

These include:

  • Global industries – South Australia has well-established export markets as well as new opportunities in growth sectors such as defence, space, health and medical
  • World-class research and Universities including the highest number of machine learning researchers in Australia
  • Entrepreneurship - Future Industries Exchange for Entrepreneurship (FIXE) is helping entrepreneurs to build their businesses from concept to creation
  • Collaboration infrastructure – Lot Fourteen is one of many innovation precincts in South Australia
  • Digital infrastructure including GigCity - South Australia’s high-speed internet network
  • Skills and workforce development including a $200 million investment for 20,800 new apprenticeships and traineeships over four years

To find out more, read the Hi-Tech Sector Discussion Paper and let us know your ideas for other opportunities to grow the hi-tech sector in South Australia.

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    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.

    To get involved, read the Hi-Tech Sector Discussion Paper and have your say by:

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    Plan published

    The Hi-Tech Sector Plan 2030 is now published.