Department of State Development

Creating the jobs and industries of tomorrow

  • South Australia is undergoing economic transformation.

    To become an innovative and creative economy we need to be willing to take risks and find new ways of thinking and doing things.

    The South Australian Government is committed to supporting the growth of our innovative businesses, as we transition towards high-tech activities that will create the jobs and industries of the future.

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Innovation is the long-term solution for developed economies seeking sustained economic prosperity and improved quality of life.

Innovation is how we implement new ideas to create new value. In South Australia we have all the ingredients for innovation success: a strong research community, entrepreneurial businesses, significant creative communities, effective government, high levels of education and an ability to collaborate, all supported by dependable infrastructure and existing links to national and global markets.

The Department of State Development is supporting South Australian businesses to build this capacity in an ever changing global context.

View the videos from Innovation Live Dialogue series 

The Innovation Live Dialogue series provides insights into real-life innovation experiences through presentations from thought leaders in the area.

Each presentation is filmed and a follow-up interview recorded with each guest speaker. View the videos from the Innovation Live Dialogue series


Programs that support innovation include:

Innovation programs that the Department of State Development supports include:

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Innovation Voucher Program

Innovation Voucher Program

Supporting collaboration between SMEs and world-class research and development organisations.