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The Australian Government’s Industry Growth Centres Initiative is a strategic, sector based approach to growing our industries and creating jobs. The Initiative targets sectors of competitive strength and strategic priority through six Growth Centres:

  • Advanced manufacturing, known as the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC)
  • Cyber security, known as AustCyber
  • Food and agribusiness, known as Food Innovation Australia Ltd (FIAL)
  • Medical technologies and pharmaceuticals, known as MTPConnect
  • Mining equipment, technology and services, known METS Ignited
  • Oil, gas and energy resources, known as National Energy Resources Australia (NERA).

This document sets out the Growth Centres impact in three key areas:

  • delivering an industry-led strategy
  • aligning government activities to industry needs
  • delivering targeted activities to grow their sectors.

Strategic vision

Each Growth Centre develops a short and long term strategic vision for their sector that identifies challenges and opportunities for growth. This vision is captured in the Growth Centre’s Sector Competitiveness Plan, a 10-year strategy developed in consultation with stakeholders and updated annually to reflect new sector trends. Through the Sector Competitiveness Plans, the Growth Centres focus on four key areas:

  • increasing collaboration and commercialisation
  • improving international opportunities and market access
  • enhancing management and workforce skills
  • identifying opportunities for regulatory reform.