MIT bigdata Living Lab
Contributing to the worldwide reputation South Australia’s hi-tech sector is gaining, the MIT bigdata Living Lab in South Australia is based at innovation neighbourhood, Lot Fourteen.
The Living Lab brings together the public, private and research sectors to analyse big data to determine the most effective ways for South Australia to grow the economy and drive sustainable population growth.
A lab to create insights and economic growth
The bigdata Living Lab utilises MIT’s world-leading secure data analysis tools and methodology to ensure data privacy is maintained and private and public organisations will be able to safely and securely analyse data to identify growth opportunities, improve government decision making and improve socio-economic outcomes.
A collaborative research initiative led by the South Australian Government in partnership and participation with, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Bank SA, Optus and DSpark, the Living Lab works to better understand social interactions within the various communities across South Australia.
We're located at Lot Fourteen
Lot Fourteen has been established to nurture talent and create jobs growth in some of the world’s fastest growing industries, including artificial intelligence, cyber security, smart sensor networks, robotics, big data, defence and space technologies, plus media and creative industries.
Atlas of Opportunity
MIT has developed the Atlas of Opportunity to enable users to freely compare a wide range of economic and demographic data to produce insights for people, business owners, and authorities to help in making informed decisions.
The Atlas uses de-identified and aggregated banking spend data from BankSA, data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Australian Business Register (ABR), and the South Australian Business Research Environment (SABRE) which is linked to the Business Longitudinal Analytical Data Environment to form SA BLADE.
Screengrab: Atlas of Opportunity
Users can find a wide variety of information about different statistical areas (SA2). The data includes information about sociodemographic, economic and spending patterns. The comparison tool then enables users to compare different features for different SA2s of their choice.
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Living Lab Executive Governance Group
The group is made up of the Lab’s partners and key representatives from the South Australian Government. It provides executive oversight, promotion and enablement of the Living Lab to realise its fullest potential. It ensures the partners maintain oversight and shape the future of the Living Lab.
The group is responsible for:
- Input into research topic development and endorsement
- Oversight of research topics progress and impacts over time
- Exploration of options for expansion of the Living Lab capability
- Vetting and endorsement when opportunities arise to add new partners to the Living Lab.