This online submission form is built around three strong themes:
  1. A strong local foundation
  2. A global outlook
  3. Prosperous businesses
Please use the discussion paper to inform your feedback.

Your responses will help shape a new direction for industry in South Australia and actions that can be implemented to accelerate industrial and business growth, collaboration and job creation for our State.

You may answer as many questions as you like.
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Theme 1: A strong local foundation

Ultimately it’s businesses that will create jobs and more directly benefit from their own success. However, governments have a role to play in setting the environment to help them start, innovate and grow. We need our businesses to know there is a strong environment to support ambition and for South Australians to know there are future careers here. As a government, collaboration and a coordinated approach to engaging with businesses is vital to making sure we work fairly and efficiently.

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* 1. Beyond existing commitments, activities and programs, what else could ensure that workforce training is flexible enough to meet future industry needs in a rapidly changing global environment?

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* 2. What government regulations or processes are blocking South Australian businesses from pursuing innovative business growth opportunities?

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* 3. How can the government help businesses access public and private equipment and infrastructure, such as research or manufacturing equipment, to enable increased innovation and collaboration?

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* 4. What are the highest infrastructure priorities to improve business productivity?

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* 5.  Given that governments are key purchasers of goods and services, what procurement reforms could be made to support innovative business growth within our economy?

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Theme 2: A global outlook
South Australia can grow by generating wealth from outside the state. In a high-income economy like ours, South Australia’s ability to increase global competitiveness and ensure prosperity relies on our capacity to boost innovation. Rather than simply aiming to provide the lowest cost product or service, globally competitive businesses compete based on the value they can create through unique design, service provision or niche products and services. Even businesses that don’t export need to be able to compete with global products and services right here.

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* 6. Beyond existing commitments and activities, are there other ways government should be helping businesses to identify and pursue global opportunities and/or partners to improve global competitiveness?

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* 7. How can we support businesses to add more value to the products and services they export to boost the value and sophistication of South Australia’s exports?

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* 8. What local barriers are potentially getting in the way of export opportunities?

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Theme 3: Prosperous businesses
The future of the state’s economy is dependent on local businesses making decisions that are right for them. So, to increase the number of businesses who are both willing and able to start, innovate and grow, we’ll need to encourage and empower them to lead the way. Successful businesses demonstrate several key characteristics, such as creativity, having a global mindset, leadership geared towards innovation and a willingness to collaborate.

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* 9. How do we build on existing initiatives to establish a holistic entrepreneurial skills system in South Australia, so that we have more businesses starting and more businesses taking risks to grow?

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* 10. How can we better connect investors to early-stage investment opportunities so businesses can access the capital needed to grow? And how do we increase South Australian businesses' appeal and readiness for private investment?

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* 11. How can we best help businesses to develop their management and leadership capabilities, including through learning from other successful businesses and business models?

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* 12. Given the rapid pace of technological change globally, what mechanisms could support the acceleration of South Australian businesses to transform through the adoption of digital and emerging technologies?

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* 13. To build scale and bring new products and services to market, how can we support industry and research collaboration?

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Final thoughts

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* 14. Please provide any other comments or feedback on the draft policy framework.

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A little about you
Please provide your details below so we can contact you to discuss your responses if required.  Your details will be kept confidential and will only be used to keep you informed of progress with creating a modern industry policy for SA.

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* 15. What is your organisation type?

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* 16. Contact details

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