Department of State Development

The Hi-Tech Sector Plan 2030, part of the South Australian Government’s Growth State agenda, is the culmination of extensive industry consultation and research to provide insight into the opportunities, challenges and priority actions to grow this vibrant, dynamic and rapidly advancing sector.

This plan will assist to stimulate a new era in innovation and productivity and growth to see South Australia become a globally recognised destination for the Hi-Tech sector by 2030.

To achieve this, the Plan identifies eight frontier technologies that will support economic growth in South Australia:

  • Industry 4.0
  • Cyber Security
  • Quantum Computing
  • Internet of Things
  • Computer vision, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality
  • Block Chain
  • Artificial intelligence, machine learning and advanced data analytics
  • Optics and photonics

Developments in these technologies are pushing the boundaries of possibility - from establishing the provenance of food and wine supply chains using blockchain, to improving health outcomes using artificial intelligence, to securing critical supply chains using advanced manufacturing.

The Plan sets an ambitious growth target of 6 per cent per annum for the sector through to 2030, with a focus on four strategic priorities to grow the sector and achieve this target:

  • strengthening technical capability
  • connections and collaboration
  • new jobs and career pathways
  • market access and development

Hi-Tech Sector Strategy (PDF)

Further information

hitech@sa.gov.au