Big data, data analytics – Machine learning – Artificial intelligence – Cyber security


We are home to the Australian Institute of Machine Learning, a global leader in machine learning and robotic vision research and high-impact research translation and the MIT Living Lab, a unique collaboration between government, business and MIT using data analytics to shape decision making.

Tap into the expertise of the Australian Cyber Collaboration Centre at Lot Fourteen.

Our state has the rare ability to rapidly scale to meet the skilled workforce needs of global technology companies, providing the infrastructure, safety and security to transform businesses.

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Investing in Hi-tech

South Australia leapt into the future to ensure our companies are building capability and sustainability for the next decade, in preparation for a technological transformation. With the rare ability to rapidly scale a skilled workforce to meet the needs of global technology companies, providing infrastructure, safety and security, South Australia is one of the best places in the world to establish or expand operations.
Our partnerships reach around the world and include the Australian Institute of Machine Learning working in collaboration with some of the best and brightest minds from MIT to provide data analytics capabilities.
Australia’s first cyber collaboration centre is located at Lot Fourteen, bringing together education, industry and business sectors. The A3C supports the development of a cyber workforce for global businesses that can establish cyber teams in South Australia to take advantage of South Australia’s world-class research, education, market reach and lower cost environment.

One of the world's largest technology and professional services firms, Accenture (NYSE:ACN), will establish the Accenture Adelaide Hub, which is expected to create up to 2,000 new jobs over five years and will strengthen Adelaide's position as a global leader in the hi-tech sector.

To learn more about how we can grow South Australia's industry, view the Hi-tech Sector Plan.

Investment advantages 

With a globally unique collaboration between business, government and MIT, our BigData Living Lab is using data analytics to shape future planning decisions.

South Australia offers global companies a unique opportunity with first pick of world standard graduates and the opportunity to partner with local universities at the cutting-edge of machine learning.
A presence in Adelaide opens access to growing AI opportunities across many sectors, including Creative Industries.
Lot Fourteen is a collaborative innovation precinct focused on growing the industries of the future, from machine learning, space and defence to health and medical. 
Three of our state’s major universities have dedicated world-class artificial intelligence centres and Internet of Things labs, providing best-practice research and development, as well as the ability to rapidly scale the workforce of the future.

Connected ecosystem 

Adelaide has a sophisticated hi-tech ecosystem and is Australia’s centre for cyber security, defence technology research and electronic warfare capabilities.  
We have world-class capabilities in data analytics, artificial intelligence and virtual reality, which is powering sophistication in industries such as health and medical industries, renewable energy, defence, space, food and agribusiness. 
The National Space Agency is based at innovation precinct, Lot Fourteen, and provides opportunities in software, cyber security and artificial intelligence.
One of the largest biomedical precincts in the Southern Hemisphere, Adelaide BioMed City, is providing best-practice international medical technology.

Innovation precincts

Collaboration is in our DNA here in South Australia. You will have access to some of the best innovation precincts where high-profile businesses, academia, industry bodies and government are co-located and working together.
  • Adelaide BioMed City

    Adelaide Biomed City is one of the largest health and life sciences clusters in the Southern Hemisphere and brings together research, education, clinical care and business development.

  • Lot Fourteen

    Lot Fourteen is a space that fosters collaboration and innovation across sectors and disciplines, including defence and space, artificial intelligence, digital health, machine learning and robotics, cyber security and creative industries.

  • Stretton Centre

    Stretton Centre is a catalyst for innovation and connects entrepreneurs, home-based businesses, researchers, practitioners and industry.

  • Technology Park

    Technology Park is an established hub of defence and aerospace, advanced electronics, health, training, consulting, and information communication technology companies. Technology Park Adelaide provides a thriving environment for business collaboration and networking.

  • Tonsley Innovation District

    Tonsley is a hub for advanced manufacturing businesses and services specialising in high-growth sectors: health, medical devices and assistive technologies, cleantech and renewable energy, software and simulation, mining and energy services.

Business clusters

Our industry clusters provide strong intellectual and research foundations, providing opportunities to share talent, technology and infrastructure.
  • Adelaide Airport

    With global acknowledgement that aviation is a vital catalyst for economic growth, Airport Business District is a key economic gateway that seamless integrates zones for a range of industries.

  • Australian Cyber Collaboration Centre (A3C)

    Assisting businesses to understand and navigate the cyber specialists and ecosystem to address their specific cyber needs.

Primary contact

Looking to identify opportunities, strategic partnerships and get advice on the South Australian Hi-tech sector

Gavin Artz

Director - Creative Industries and Hi-tech

Delivering trade and investment outcomes in South Australia across the Hi-tech and Creative industries sectors with a focus on artificial intelligence, data analytics, automation, game development and VFX.


+61 417 083 174 Gavin.Artz@sa.gov.au