Department of Industry,
Innovation and Science
Through an industry-led process the Industry Growth Centres Initiative aims to drive innovation, productivity and competitiveness.
The government is funding six Growth Centres in sectors of competitive strength and strategic priority.
We administer the Initiative, oversee surrounding policy, and support the Growth Centres Advisory Committee.
Industry is best placed to drive cultural change and overcome barriers to innovation, productivity and growth. The government has tasked the Growth Centres with leading cultural change in their sectors. They focus on:
The Growth Centres are not-for-profit organisations, each led by a board of industry experts. By building capability and collaborative networks, industry sectors will be able to build stronger futures for themselves.
Each Centre has its own Sector Competitiveness Plan describing:
The Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre, AMGC, is working with the sector to drive cultural change, increase competitiveness, unlock new commercial opportunities and drive innovation.
The Cyber Security Growth Centre, AustCyber, is working with the sector 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.
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 also helping to set directions for the:
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Last updated: 6 July 2018
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