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Industry Growth Centres

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.

Industry Growth Centres Initiative

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:

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

Each centre has a Sector Competitiveness Plan describing:

  • the 10-year strategy for the sector
  • regulatory reform opportunities
  • industry knowledge priorities such as skills and research requirements

Our department administers the initiative and oversees surrounding policy.

Read how the Growth Centres are making an impact in our success stories and latest progress report.

Advanced Manufacturing

The Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre, AMGC, is working with the sector to drive cultural change, increase competitiveness, unlock new commercial opportunities and foster innovation.

Activities include:

Cyber Security

The Cyber Security Growth Centre, AustCyber, is working with the sector to help increase collaboration, build capability, innovate and participate globally competitive markets.

Activities include:

Food and Agribusiness

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.

Activities include:

Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals

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.

Activities include:

Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS)

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.

Activities include:

Oil, Gas and Energy Resources

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.

Activities include:

Collaboration between government and industry

The Growth Centres are helping to align industry and innovation policy initiatives by setting strategic priorities for the:

Support for business owners and researchers

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

Read about successful SME Export Hubs applicants in these industries 

Connect with us

Join us on Facebook @Industry Growth Centres

Contact us

Email IndustryGrowthCentres [at]

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See also

See an independent assessment of the Growth Centre Initiative

Last updated: 8 September 2021

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