Research and development

In South Australia we have all the ingredients for innovation success.

Our capital city Adelaide is a hub for world class research, with six universities within its bounds; including the University of Adelaide, University of South Australia, Flinders University, Carnegie-Mellon University Australia, Torrens University Australia and University College London’s local campus.

Our university’s research centres address some of the world’s greatest challenges, collaborating on projects such as the detection gravitational waves, advancements in artificial intelligence, and solar thermal energy technology.

We have one of the largest health and life sciences clusters in the Southern Hemisphere - Adelaide BioMed City – where institutions like the SAHMRI 2 are set to become Australia’s first proton therapy unit, delivering cancer-destroying protons to the site of otherwise inoperable cancers.

Our South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) is a national research leader in the areas of grains, seafood (wild fisheries and aquaculture), wine grapes, food and nutrition, climate adaptation, poultry, pork and animal welfare.

And our Tonsley Innovation District is tipped to become the next Silicon Valley, where universities, creative innovators and start-ups are partnering with global giants like Siemens.

Talk to our Investment Agency about opportunities to collaborate and invest in South Australia’s research and development sector.

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