A long standing commitment to the Defence sector
South Australia is the Defence State and plays a significant role in delivering Australia’s Defence capability.
With a competitive business environment, a strong Defence presence and a vibrant research and development ecosystem, South Australia is the best place for defence-relevant invention and innovation.
South Australia has a proven track record of delivering collaborative research and development with our capable industry base and strong Defence presence.
South Australia has a strong and diverse industry base, underpinned by a skilled workforce and enabling infrastructure.
Defence projects and research and development activity are major contributors to South Australia’s economy. A focus on growing defence-relevant areas such as cyber security, space technologies, advanced materials and autonomous systems continues strengthen the state’s economic future.
Making connections for defence research and development
The Defence Innovation Partnership is a catalyst for defence-relevant research and development in South Australia. We foster collaboration and engagement between Defence SA, Defence Science and Technology, the University of Adelaide, Flinders University, the University of South Australia and other research organisations and industry.