The government-funded Growth Centres are driving innovation, productivity and competitiveness in 6 key growth industry sectors.
They support the whole-of-government Modern Manufacturing Strategy.
Growth Centres are not-for-profit organisations, each led by a board of industry experts. They lead cultural change in their sectors and focus on:
Each centre has a Sector Competitiveness Plan describing:
Our department administers the initiative and oversees surrounding policy.
The Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre, AMGC, is working with the sector to drive cultural change, increase competitiveness, unlock new commercial opportunities and foster innovation.
The Cyber Security Growth Centre, AustCyber, is working with the sector to help increase collaboration, build capability, innovate and participate globally competitive markets.
The Food and Agribusiness Growth Centre, Food Innovation Australia Ltd (FIAL), is working with the sector to grow the share of Australian food in the global marketplace.
The Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals Growth Centre, MTPConnect, is setting direction to establish Australia as an Asia Pacific hub for medical technology and pharmaceutical companies.
The Mining Equipment, Technology and Services Growth Centre, METS Ignited, works with Australian mining industry suppliers, global miners, researchers and capital providers to improve competitiveness and productivity of the sector.
The Oil, Gas and Energy Resource Growth Centre, National Energy Resources Australia (NERA), is working with the sector to ensure it is globally competitive, sustainable, innovative and diverse.
The Growth Centres are helping to align industry and innovation policy initiatives by setting strategic priorities for the:
Australian business owners in one of these industry sectors can get support from an Industry Growth Centre.
Learn more and see the Industry Growth Centres Initiative program guidelines on business.gov.au
Read about successful SME Export Hubs applicants in these industries
Join us on Facebook @Industry Growth Centres
Email IndustryGrowthCentres [at] industry.gov.au
Last updated: 8 September 2021
Content ID: 12611