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Future industries

Tapping into South Australia's leadership in future industries to grow

Leverage off the rise in new hi-tech, high-growth industries in South Australia.

South Australia is a leader in hi-tech industries which are playing an important role in our future as we shift to a digital economy.

These industries include:

  • Aerospace
  • Space
  • Digital infrastructure
  • Machine learning and big data
  • Renewable energy
  • VFX, VR and AR.

South Australian small businesses can tap into our leadership in future industries to grow.

You can capitalise on the collaborations between researchers, universities and hi-tech companies, supported by our fast and reliable 10 Gig network, or entrepreneurs can find a niche in these industries to start a new venture.

It’s a dynamic time to be in business or looking to start one in South Australia.

Technology is also transforming industries in which South Australian businesses have traditionally led the way, including manufacturing, health and medical technology and agriculture.

If you are pursuing growth in your business and want to know how technology can improve the way you do things, there are many opportunities to work with industry experts.

Collaborating with our university and hi-tech precincts can help your business adopt new technology and reach its growth potential.

Here’s some ideas.

Industry 4.0 Testlab

Your business can access the University of South Australia’s Industry 4.0 Testlab, set up to demonstrate Industry 4.0 methodologies and practices, including practical laboratory-based capabilities and a pilot scale manufacturing demonstration. With a focus on various sectors including defence, space, mining, electronics, agri-tech/food, medical/healthcare and automotive you will be introduced to a broad range of Industry 4.0 strategies, methodologies and approaches, and learn how these can be adopted by your business to enhance your productivity, competitiveness and profitability. The Testlab focuses on three core areas to drive transformation in your business:

Computer-aided design (CAD) and additive manufacturing

A suite of world-class 3D printing facilities unique in Australia, augmented by our existing world-class nanofabrication facilities.

Pilot scale manufacturing demonstration

An industrial scale manufacturing facility demonstrating how retrofitted sensors and internet connectivity can be used to create an Internet of Things and real-time decision-making capabilities.

Smart Coatings

A Thin Film Coatings facility within UniSA's Future Industries Institute providing post-production treatment to enhance the environmental performance or appearance of printed products.

Please note that a fee for service may apply. Initial enquiries should be emailed to:

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