Creative industries

Adelaide’s collaborative culture, knowledge-based economy, and pursuit and adoption of innovation are at the heart of Australia’s most advanced environment for start-ups.

Partnerships between universities, research centres, industry and government generate innovations that save money, solve problems and transform lives. We are ideally placed to serve Asia’s technological transformation in fields such as photonics, nanotechnology, robotics and cybersecurity. The peak body for the simulation sector, Simulation Australasia, is also headquartered in Adelaide.

In South Australia, creative minds are exploring fast-emerging possibilities in art, design, music, advertising and publishing. Firms such as Woods Bagot are transforming physical landscapes both at home and around the world. Others such as Rising Sun Pictures, Kojo, Foxie Games and Mighty Kingdom are setting new standards in what is possible in gaming, film-making and visual effects. Adelaide has attracted a number of international companies, with film giant Technicolor establishing headquarters in the city, and Sony Interactive Entertainment soon to follow.

The appointment of Adelaide as Australia’s only CISCO Lighthouse City is testament to the city’s growing global reputation as a hyper connected destination. State of the art technology infrastructure such as Ten Gigabit Adelaide, Australia’s first fibre optic network, has attracted cyber security, support services and software development enterprises who leverage the city’s geographic location to work across time zones.

Adelaide is also known for delivering high quality ICT capabilities at globally competitive rates, giving investors access to an expansive local talent pool.

In South Australia, you'll find:

  • Australia’s only CISCO Lighthouse City
  • over 30,000 South Australians working in ICT
  • access to an annual supply of 500 IT graduates which includes 200 postgraduate students
  • Australia’s first fibre optic network Ten Gigabit Adelaide network which provides affordable one gigabit connections at speeds of up to 10 gigabits per second
  • strength in the emerging cybersecurity field with global companies such as IBM and NEC
  • the centre of Australia’s simulation and modelling industry, including Adelaide Health Simulation, the most technologically advanced simulation facility in Australasia
  • world-leading creative businesses and talent through companies such as Rising Sun Pictures, Technicolor and Mighty Kingdom.