The South Australian government will introduce a statewide innovation model, which it says will link its knowledge and manufacturing hubs, with the framework to be developed by Lot Fourteen State Project Lead Di Dixon.
In a short statement on Wednesday from premier Peter Malinauskas, the upcoming model was described as a “national first” that would connect SA’s innovation districts together, as well as with “other knowledge and manufacturing hubs including the Osborne Naval Shipyard, the Edinburgh Defence Precinct and the future Australian Space Park.”
The state’s innovation districts include Lot Fourteen, Tonsley (pictured) and Adelaide BioMed City.
Together, SA’s Economic Activity Zones and innovation assets could potentially accommodate approximately 44,000 people, according to the government.
This approach being developed was described as “a catalyst to stimulating economic growth” through collaboration and knowledge transfer, and “create new opportunities for jobs growth, linking state-wide education, skills and workforce programs”.
“A clear state-wide position bringing together all Economic Activity Zones and innovation assets under a centralised strategic vision and policy position will unlock greater value from these investments made by successive governments,” said Malinauskas on Wednesday.
Picture: credit Dan Schultz/Tonsley Innovation District