Overview

South Australia offers a fertile ecosystem for growing creative and technology enterprises within a culture of creativity, connectivity and collaboration.

South Australia prides itself on being the nation’s ‘Knowledge State’. Alongside three world-class public universities is a campus of Carnegie Melon University and respected vocational training facilities. These institutions graduate over 2,500 skilled ICT professionals every year. South Australia’s research and graduate capability combined with a significant defence industry means there is technical capability to add value to any company.

South Australia and the State’s capital city, Adelaide, has invested heavily in its own communication technology, ensuring broadly available 1 gigabit speeds and cost effective 10 gigabit speeds in the CBD.

The State has the only globally competitive VFX environment in Australia. South Australia produces world class creative digital skills that have been the mainstay of companies like Rising Sun Pictures, Kojo and now Technicolor, who is benefiting from South Australia’s capability with its own 500 person studio.

Our excellent technology infrastructure makes our state a great choice for enterprises such as digital production (VFX), new space, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence.

In South Australia, you'll find:

  • A clear cost advantage with lower salaries and significantly cheaper accommodation to the rest of Australia
  • Over 2500 IT degree graduates and over 600 of these are Postgraduate degrees
  • The most advanced environment for new space start-ups
  • Home of the Australian Institute for Machine Learning and globally top ranked AI research
  • Australia’s first Gig City network providing affordable one gigabit connections, with speeds of up to 10 gigabits per second also available
  • Strength in the emerging cybersecurity field with global companies such as IBM, VeroGuard and NEC
  • World leading creative businesses and talent through companies such as Rising Sun Pictures, Technicolor and KOJO.

Download a copy of our Technology and creative industries sector brochure

 

Contact:

Gavin Artz
Ph: +61 8 8303 2242
Mobile: +61 417 083 174
Email: gavin.artz@sa.gov.au

Key Downloads

  • Technology and Creative Industries in South Australia
    PDF - 5 MB
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  • Artifical Intelligence
    PDF - 2 MB
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  • Cyber security – investment opportunities in South Australia
    PDF - 2 MB
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  • Immersive experience technology – virtual, augmented and mixed reality
    PDF - 5 MB
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  • Innovate and invest. South Australia, an advanced ecosystem for entrepreneurs
    PDF - 2 MB
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  • South Australian Modelling and Simulation Capability Directory 2014-15
    PDF - 5 MB
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  • NewSpace
    PDF - 26 MB
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  • VFX, Post Production and Digital Industries
    PDF - 2 MB
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