Department of State Development
  • Hi-tech

    Design. Innovate. Evolve.

Hi-tech in our state

South Australia has a deep automotive and defence manufacturing history which is providing a solid platform for new and existing manufacturers to transition into advanced industries including automation, defence, photonics and frontier materials.

South Australia also offers a sophisticated ecosystem and is Australia’s centre for cyber security and defence technology research. 

It is also the headquarters of Australia’s cyber and electronic warfare capabilities and research programs.

South Australian researchers are leading the way in robotic vision powered by artificial intelligence, with the city of Adelaide being home to the Australian Institute for Machine Learning at creation and innovation neighbourhood, Lot Fourteen.

Growing connectivity, including the GigCity network is enabling the export of financial technology services from South Australia. The world-renowned University of Adelaide and University of South Australia have trading training laboratories for fintech developments.


How we can support you

Assistance through funding


The South Australian Government has a framework for providing assistance to industry through funds including:



Here in South Australia we’re proud to have fostered a strong relationship between government, industry and academia. Over time, these key relationships have cultivated a highly-skilled workforce, developed cutting-edge research, and delivered labour costs which are around 10 per cent below the Australian average. This competitive environment supports highly profitable investments and makes South Australia a place where your business can truly innovate and grow.


Get in touch

We have experienced professionals who understand your business requirements and priorities.

Department for Trade and Investment

P +61 (8) 8303 2400