Industry Growth Centres

Driving innovation, productivity and competitiveness in 6 key growth industry sectors.

Industry Growth Centres are not-for-profit organisations, each led by a board of industry experts.

About Industry Growth Centres 

The centres 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.

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:

The AMGC has:

Cyber security

The Cyber Security Growth Centre, AustCyber, is working with the sector to help increase collaboration, build capability, innovate and participate in 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:

  • delivering the FIAL sector competitiveness plan
  • connecting businesses with research and development expertise through the Enterprise Solutions Centre
  • improving access to international markets through trade missions and the Australian Food and Beverage Catalogue 
  • developing clusters across the value chain to unlock the $200 billion potential for the agri-food sector. 

FIAL has co-funded 77 industry-led collaborative projects.

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:

MTPConnect has co-funded over 38 industry-led collaborative projects.

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:

METS has co-funded 30 industry-led collaborative projects to fast-track mining equipment, technology and services projects into industry.

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:

NERA has co-funded 75 industry-led collaborative projects, including to introduce clean technologies into the sector.

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