Sector

Hi-tech

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

Highlights

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.

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.

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.

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 (Acting Director Defence and ICN)


Department for Trade and Investment

Creative Industries, Hi-tech, Defence and ICN

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

Case studies

Accenture establishes Adelaide Hub

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.

The investment will include the development of National Security Operations and Cyber Defence capabilities, new Advanced Technology Centres of Excellence in areas such as Oracle, SAP, Splunk and Salesforce and Intelligent Operations capabilities to develop and deploy advanced analytics and artificial intelligence.

To learn more about Accenture and their careers visit Accenture Adelaide Hub

South Australia [is] an ideal location for Accenture’s latest hub and a new collaborative approach to business and technology.

Bob Easton
Chairman of Accenture Australia and New Zealand

MIT’s Living Lab has arrived

MIT’s Living Laboratory brings students, researchers and commercial interests together to trawl through data from mobile phones, banking services, government transactions, GPS tracking, satellite imagery and other sources.

Adelaide is a prime location ‘due to its leadership in data analytics and machine learning.

Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland
MIT Professor