The South Australian Government has invested $5 million over four years until June 2017 to support the establishment and development of industry clusters in aerospace, automotive, music technology, clean water technology, medical devices, and the internet of things for mining resources.
Established in 2014, the DSD Cluster Program has supported local clusters to drive greater collaboration, productivity and innovation within local industry to generate long-term, high-value economic and employment growth in South Australia.
Clean Water Technology
Read more about the Wastewater for Regional and Decentralised Applications (WaRDA).
Clusters are defined as collaborative networks linking small and medium enterprises, large businesses, academia, finance, government and support industries, which are typically located within close geographical proximity and form a globally competitive specialisation.
Clustering activity is defined as driving targeted interventions that leverage existing collections of cooperative and competing organisations with specialist capabilities and facilities, which in turn helps such collectives to be stronger, more competitive and more sustainable. In time, more opportunities will be presented; more firms will be naturally attracted to the region due to increased opportunities; and more high paying jobs. For cluster participants, this can result in more business leads, contracts, exports, and longer term jobs growth.
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