Why Adelaide?

Adelaide – a smart
and connected city

Creating a new era in digital connectivity.

GigCity is making Adelaide in South Australia one of the most connected cities in the Southern Hemisphere, creating a new era in digital connectivity.

Adelaide continues to be Australia’s leading smart city, recognised for its enviable infrastructure projects and technology that serves for testing and trialling of smart city solutions.

It is also home to the nation’s first Internet of Things innovation hub – Adelaide Smart City Studio – and Cisco’s first and only ‘Lighthouse City’ in Australia.

Joining the global gigabit community

As the first city outside the US to join US Ignite’s Smart Gigabit Communities program, Adelaide will become part of the global gigabit community, facilitating a new era of collaboration and information sharing. It will promote the development of ground-breaking gigabit applications and services, delivering new advances in priority areas, including healthcare, education, public safety.

Moving to high-tech industries of the future.

South Australia is a state in transition – moving away from traditional manufacturing to high-tech industries of the future.

The South Australian Government recently invested $80 million to accelerate the state’s transformation to a modern, innovative economy that supports and creates the jobs of the future.

This fresh approach has driven a movement of innovative thinking, creative development and activity, enabling Adelaide to become a leader and a place where people and business can thrive.

With GigCity, Adelaide can attract world-class talent, businesses, investors, creating new jobs and yielding the start of a new economy – one that transitions from traditional manufacturing to an innovative and high-tech economy of the future.

For more information visit Innovation SA.

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