South Australia’s energy and resources sector is expected to benefit from the establishment of the CORE Innovation Hub: South Australia.
Building on CORE’s success in creating a diverse community of start-ups, SME’s, and industry partners in Western Australia, CORE will be partnering with the government of South Australia to bring its energy innovation hub to Adelaide.
Minister for Energy and Mining Dan van Holst Pellekaan said the partnership will provide opportunities for the energy and resources sectors to work together and grow industry capabilities.
“As part of the Government’s Economic and Business Development Growth Fund, the partnership with CORE Innovation Hub will provide a pivotal tool to connect South Australian innovators with the resources and energy sector at South Australia’s globally-significant innovation neighbourhood, Lot Fourteen.”
“South Australia enjoys a reputation as a leader in the pioneering application of technology across the mining and energy sectors, and this partnership will promote innovation and technology-related collaboration between industry, researchers, private business and government, including space and defence,” Mr van Holst Pellekaan said.
CORE also revealed its Innovation Ecosystem Map and a Future Skills Marketplace.
The Innovation Ecosystem Map is an open-source digital map of the South Australian energy and resources innovation ecosystem to identify clusters of capability and stimulate greater connections, collaboration and partnerships between all levels of industry.
It forms a part of CORE’s commitment to support a dynamic ecosystem of innovators, government, academics, SMEs, investors, corporates and large companies – helping to break down the barriers to technology trials and commercialisation.
Meanwhile, CORE’s Future Skills Marketplace aims to curate skills pathways for the resources and energy sector to accelerate its transition to Industry 4.0.
CORE will be headquartered at the Lot Fourteen innovation precinct in Adelaide’s CBD and will have a satellite hub at Tonsley Innovation District in southern Adelaide, providing opportunities to connect with complementary industries.
CORE Innovation Hub state manager, Renee Hakendorf, said key focuses of the innovation hub included helping industry newcomers build relationships with the right partners to grow and to help major companies find talent and cutting-edge equipment or technology.
“We are looking at bringing technology to a global audience and how we can provide a sandpit for innovation testing,” Hakendorf stated.
“Managing a remote workforce has become very important as well.”
CORE will assist the sector to embed emerging skills in areas like data analytics, automation and artificial intelligence across their existing workforce.