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Government of South Australia - Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

    South Australia's Advanced Manufacturing Strategy

    Developing sovereign manufacturing capability

    Manufacturing is a knowledge-intensive and value-adding capability that underpins 70 per cent of the world’s trade. Building on our strong domestic manufacturing sector is fundamental to South Australia’s continued participation in the global economy.

    The Department for Industry, Innovation and Science (DIIS) has published the South Australian Advanced Manufacturing Strategy to guide future industry and government collaboration, grow manufacturing, and drive South Australia’s economic transition towards a knowledge-based, resilient, and greener economy.

    Manufacturing is vital because it:

    • increases South Australia’s economic complexity, unlocking the full potential of opportunities in renewables, hydrogen, minerals, forestry, food, construction, health, defence industry and space
    • supports connections to green global value chains and transition to net zero
    • builds Industry 4.0 capability across the economy in design, research, business models, technologies, leadership and entrepreneurship
    • contributes to value-added exports, skilled jobs and productivity that drives higher living standards and incomes for communities across the state
    • provides the foundation for new knowledge intensive industries.
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    South Australia's Economic Recovery Fund

    Round 1 of the South Australian Government’s $122 million Economic Recovery Fund (ERF) invited eligible, SA-based manufacturers to apply for co-funding grants or loans to support projects that:

    • create, develop or retain a highly skilled local manufacturing workforce
    • facilitate their diversification into new sectors
    • improve productivity, competitiveness and/or export opportunities
    • encourage modern technology adoption.

    Round 2 of the Economic Recovery Fund will open soon, visit business.sa.gov.au/energy-grants

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