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Australian Trade and Investment Commission's Pavilion Partner

Government of South Australia

South Australia is the southern, central state of mainland Australia. It has a total land area of 983,482 square kilometres (379,725 square miles), which is similar in size to the combined areas of France and Germany. It borders all the other mainland states and the Northern Territory.

South Australia’s startup ecosystem has grown significantly over the last decade, as recognised by the Startup Genome Global Startup Ecosystem Report, which ranks Adelaide as a Top 5 city within the Oceania region for overall sector performance, and within the Top 10 for funding raised. The value of Adelaide’s startup ecosystem increased 347 per cent from $348 million in 2020 to $1.56 billion in 2023.

Hundreds of South Australian startups operate from one of the state-supported innovation districts, benefitting from the expertise and patronage of neighbouring research institutions and global tech companies. The State has achieved significant success integrating innovation products and companies with existing use cases from our unique strengths in Energy and Mining, Defence, MedTech, Food, Wine and Agriculture.

The Department for Trade and Investment helps by:

  • Working with international companies to uncover investment opportunities.
  • Supporting businesses to capitalize on export opportunities.
  • Creating strong international relationships.

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