Manufacturing has long been a key foundation of South Australia’s economy.
With a deep, technical skills base developed from the automotive and defence sectors, the industry provides a solid platform for new and existing manufacturers to grow and invest.
As a result, South Australia is developing and producing goods as diverse as water recycling equipment, premium wine, warships and submarines, agricultural equipment and health and medical devices.
Technology is playing a central role in the competitiveness of South Australia’s advanced manufacturing industry, supporting innovation, driving product and service development and improving performance.
Research and development through to full commercialisation is a very strong focus within the State. There are numerous examples of collaboration between business, universities and government working together on future industries and advanced manufacturing with strengths in emerging technologies such as photonics, nanotechnology, additive manufacturing, advanced materials and robotics.