The South Australian Government has announced $8.3 million over four years for the implementation of an Advanced Manufacturing Strategy. The State Government announced the move after recommendations were made in the Manufacturing into the future report compiled by Thinker-in-Residence Professor Göran Roos.


“The development of an Advanced Manufacturing Strategy will help to deliver two of the Government’s priority areas; growing advanced manufacturing and releasing the benefits of the mining boom for all South Australians,” Treasurer Jack Snelling said.


“Our manufacturing strategy must be linked with opportunities to support the growing mineral and resources sector, and to driving innovation to achieve higher value manufacturing and take advantage of new business opportunities.”


State Minister for Manufacturing, Innovation and Trade Tom Koutsantonis said the strategy will be aimed at assisting local industry gear up and gain access to the benefits and opportunities emerging from the state’s mining and energy sectors.


“The strategy will support a Mining Industry Participation Office, an Advanced Manufacturing Council, industry intelligence and capability mapping, as well as improving links between research institutions and industry to drive innovation,” Mr Koutsantonis said.