Department of State Development

The South Australian Government has invested $5 million over four years until June 2017 to support the establishment and development of industry clusters in aerospace, automotive, music technology, clean water technology, medical devices, and the internet of things for mining resources.

Established in 2014, the DSD Cluster Program has supported local clusters to drive greater collaboration, productivity and innovation within local industry to generate long-term, high-value economic and employment growth in South Australia.

Supported clusters

Aerospace

Aerospace

Read more about the Australian Aerospace Alliance.

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Specialist Vehicles

Specialist Vehicles

Read more about the Specialist Vehicle Alliance.

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Music Technology

Music Technology

Read more about Musitec.

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Medical Devices

Medical Devices

Read more about MedDev SA Alliance.

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Clean Water Technology

Clean Water Technology

Read more about the Wastewater for Regional and Decentralised Applications (WaRDA).

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Internet of Things for Resources

Internet of Things for Resources

Established in August 2015 Managed by Australian Information Industry Association The Internet of Things in Resources cluster...

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About clusters

Clusters are defined as collaborative networks linking small and medium enterprises, large businesses, academia, finance, government and support industries, which are typically located within close geographical proximity and form a globally competitive specialisation.

Clustering activity is defined as driving targeted interventions that leverage existing collections of cooperative and competing organisations with specialist capabilities and facilities, which in turn helps such collectives to be stronger, more competitive and more sustainable. In time, more opportunities will be presented; more firms will be naturally attracted to the region due to increased opportunities; and more high paying jobs. For cluster participants, this can result in more business leads, contracts, exports, and longer term jobs growth.

 

For more information, download:

Clusters in South Australia
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Contact:

Hamish Park
Senior Project Officer
P: +61 8 8303 2487
E: hamish.park@sa.gov.au