Innovation

We are proud to have implemented GigCity on behalf of the South Australian Government. It is an initiative delivering high-speed internet to innovation precincts across the state. There are now 23 innovation precincts throughout Adelaide with GigCity high speed Internet making Adelaide the city of choice for businesses, entrepreneurs and start-ups with ‘bandwidth hungry’ ideas, products and services that we need to transition to a modern and innovative economy. Participating businesses experience gigabit speed broadband, enabling greater collaboration between colleagues and easy sharing with clients around the world.

GigCity offers incredible speeds at highly competitive monthly costs, with customers connected and up and running with GigCity quickly, provided with second-to-none contract flexibility. Customers and Precinct Managers alike are highly satisfied with GigCity, and are raving about how fast and cheap the service is.

“We are connecting to speeds that are 20 times faster than our previous supplier. It’s cost effective and has enabled us to change the way we do business.” Tonsley Innovation Precinct, Operations Manager Zachary Bailey.

Precincts and customers within precincts are also now being provided with a platform to engage with more actively with each other to grow their capability and networks. Innovation precincts and GigCity customers are thriving with research showing that in 2019, average growth of GigCity customers was 25%.

“The current GigCity connection is 100 times, at least, faster than what I’ve been used to and upload speed, which is actually quite critical for the work we do, is something like 500 times faster. It has been incredibly reliable, it’s incredibly affordable and a fantastic initiative.” Future Earth Systems founder, Chris Sampson.

To join GigCity go to www.gigcity.com.au

To find your nearest GigCity precinct click here

 

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GigCity is a Government of South Australia initiative delivering affordable, high-speed internet to innovation precincts across the state.

Participating businesses experience gigabit speed broadband, enabling greater collaboration between colleagues and easy sharing with clients around the world.

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The speed and reliability of GigCity internet supports business success. The Ads Manager is a Google Ads digital marketing agency based in the Gawler Business Innovation Hub. Their business is 100% online and relies on fast internet.

“The speed was so great that we found our productivity increased. We never realised how much time we would spend each day waiting for our console to load. But 5 seconds 300+ times per day certainly adds up!”, enthuses company founder, Chris Whitbread.

The extra speed and reliability afforded by the GigCity connection, enables the staff to achieve outcomes faster. This has benefitted both workers and customers as orders are fulfilled faster and they can respond more quickly to the market updates. This has had an astounding affect, not only on the practicalities of the business, but on the work-life balance as well. “We literally started taking half days on Friday because we were getting everything done. Obviously this was well received by everyone involved in the day to day operations of the business.”

Companies like these are using GigCity high speed internet to innovate every day.
Find out more at www.gigcity.com.au

The speed and reliability of GigCity internet supports business success. The Ads Manager is a Google Ads digital marketing agency based in the Gawler Business Innovation Hub. Their business is 100% online and relies on fast internet.

“The speed was so great that we found our productivity increased. We never realised how much time we would spend each day waiting for our console to load. But 5 seconds 300+ times per day certainly adds up!”, enthuses company founder, Chris Whitbread.

The extra speed and reliability afforded by the GigCity connection, enables the staff to achieve outcomes faster. This has benefitted both workers and customers as orders are fulfilled faster and they can respond more quickly to the market updates. This has had an astounding affect, not only on the practicalities of the business, but on the work-life balance as well. “We literally started taking half days on Friday because we were getting everything done. Obviously this was well received by everyone involved in the day to day operations of the business.”

Companies like these are using GigCity high speed internet to innovate every day.
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With more than one cyber crime reported every 10 minutes, secure online connectivity is paramount. According to the latest Australian Cyber Security Centre report, more than half of Australian businesses have experienced a cyber security incident costing industry more than AU$7 million to hacking, identity theft, phishing, and remote access scams.

Last Friday Flinders New Venture Institute at Tonsley Innovation District, hosted a presentation: 'Managing cybersecurity threats in the digital era: insights and solution' and we heard from speakers, Mike Barber, CEO of The Australian Cyber Collaboration Centre (A3C), David Bohn, Director, MyBudget whose company suffered a cyber attack and Trish Williams, Professor, Flinders University, a leader in research and innovation in digital health.

Lot Fourteen houses the a3c including members such as aizOon, CyberOps and AustCyber. Links to these orgs and more information can be found at

Companies like these are using GigCity to innovate every day.
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South Australia has a growing independent games industry. A company gaining international success is ODD Games, based in Sunjive Studios Adelaide, developers of the international best-selling Monster Truck Destruction™.  

The global games sector is growing, with billions of gamers around the world creating massive demand for new content. South Australia’s game developers are well-placed to take advantage of this growing global demand for games for
entertainment, as well as ‘serious games’ integrated with diagnostics and training across a spectrum of industries including health, defence, resources and education. 

Companies like these are using GigCity high speed internet to innovate every day.
Find out more at www.gigcity.com.au

South Australia has a growing independent games industry. A company gaining international success is ODD Games, based in Sunjive Studios Adelaide, developers of the international best-selling Monster Truck Destruction™.

The global games sector is growing, with billions of gamers around the world creating massive demand for new content. South Australia’s game developers are well-placed to take advantage of this growing global demand for games for
entertainment, as well as ‘serious games’ integrated with diagnostics and training across a spectrum of industries including health, defence, resources and education.

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The Creative Industries Strategy, part of the State Government’s Growth State initiative, is an industry-led plan for how government and industry can work together to realise opportunities for growth over the next 10 years.

Creative industries bring enormous economic and cultural value to South Australia and continue to play a critical role in the state’s future. 

Across Adelaide’s metropolitan area, GigCity continues to support creative and innovation precincts such as Lot Fourteen, St Pauls Creative Centre and the Lion Arts Centre by facilitating collaboration in a supportive environment – all with high-speed and affordable internet.  

Keen to connect to GigCity? Visit  www.gigcity.com.au

Learn more about the Creative Industries Strategy: bit.ly/38uKHJo

The Creative Industries Strategy, part of the State Government’s Growth State initiative, is an industry-led plan for how government and industry can work together to realise opportunities for growth over the next 10 years.

Creative industries bring enormous economic and cultural value to South Australia and continue to play a critical role in the state’s future.

Across Adelaide’s metropolitan area, GigCity continues to support creative and innovation precincts such as Lot Fourteen, St Paul's Creative Centre and the Lion Arts Centre by facilitating collaboration in a supportive environment – all with high-speed and affordable internet.

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Lot Fourteen innovation precinct continues to expand with high tech innovation. 
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Lot Fourteen innovation precinct continues to expand with high tech innovation.
#thriveinadelaideMajor tech companies Microsoft and Nokia have landed at South Australia’s innovation precinct Lot Fourteen, to collaborate on advancing space technology.

This partnership between Microsoft and Nokia further cements our State’s standing within the global Space industry.

It is testament to South Australia's reputation as forward-thinking, and collaboration within the hi-tech and space industries, that companies of this stature continue to be attracted to South Australia.

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Case Study 1

Case Study compiled with the assistance of the Department for Industry and Skills

Unlocking opportunities to transform the future

High speed internet supports South Australian startup Future Earth Systems to answer the question “How will the future work?”

Based at the Tonsley Innovation Precinct, the company focuses on designing information systems for the future; helping business, industry and government sectors navigate and capture the opportunities of the digital era.

Future Earth Systems founder, Chris Sampson, who has notched up 30-plus years working in information systems and technology, says he chose Tonsley to base his business because it is the centre of advanced manufacturing and collaboration in South Australia and offers high-speed internet via SABRENet fibre.

SABRENet’s fibre is the basis of the GigCity project transforming Tonsley and allowing high speed internet to change the way the company works.

“Since connecting to GigCity, I’ve seen an improvement to my business in several ways” Chris says. “One, it’s attracted more participation, people are curious, they want to see that high-speed internet in action.  Secondly, by default, we are starting to use cloud computing and cloud based services in all of the system models we are looking at.”

The current GigCity connection is 100 times, at least, faster than what I’ve been used to and upload speed, which is actually quite critical for the work we do, is something like 500 times faster. It has been incredibly reliable, it’s incredibly affordable and a fantastic initiative.

“Locating your business in a GigCity precinct like Tonsley is a great idea because affordable high speed internet access is underpinning innovation across all sectors.”

Chris says the main benefits of  running a business in South Australia is the combination of a great standard of living and a wealth of inventiveness and engineering talent.

“I think that by combining all those ingredients, we’ve got a fantastic future for all businesses here in South Australia,” Chris says.

Case Study 2

Case Study compiled with the assistance of the Department for Industry and Skills

Boosting efficiency to deliver superior and timely IT outcomes

IT consulting services provider Healthy Technology, provides infrastructure, data security and software development support to clients both locally and internationally.

Operations Manager Zachary Bailey said access to affordable, high-speed internet has been extremely vital for internal operations and overall business growth, with their clients reaping the rewards.

“The data speeds we get at the Tonsley Innovation Precinct makes our role more effective as we do most of our job remotely now and spend less time on the road,” Zachary says.

With GigCity, we are connecting to speeds that are 20 times faster than our previous supplier. It’s cost effective and has enabled us to change the way we do business. We can restore backups for client servers quicker and easier than what we could in the past. Something that would take us a day now takes us 20 minutes.

“We can also perform website, web system and infrastructure upgrades in less than half an hour, allowing us to capture new clients and deliver cost-effective services for companies.”

Zachary says South Australia offers the perfect environment for companies to grow and develop, particularly at innovation precincts where the diverse tenancy can drive new business collaborations and opportunities.

“In South Australia, there’s been a large shift recently enabled through the use of GigCity.

No longer do you have to choose between having expensive on-premises equipment or slow access to data. With GigCity, you can house data on a cloud-based server using the same speeds provided through your local network.”

“The reason I do business in South Australia is because I have a wonderful lifestyle. I have access to all the perks of a big city and I have much faster Internet than some of my competitors interstate.”  This is made possible through the use of the SABRENet fibre network.

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Where are the GigCity sites?

Creative
  • Carclew
  • Game Plus
  • Sunjive Studios Adelaide
  • Lion Arts Centre
  • Creative Industries Precinct – Northern Sound System
  • SA Film Corporation
  • St Paul’s Creative Centre
  • The Mill
Research
  • North Terrace Cultural Precinct
  • TechInSA
  • Waite Research Precinct
Tech/Innovation/General Business
  • Century Co.Space
  • Gawler Business Innovation Hub
  • Healthy Living Precinct
  • Hub Adelaide
  • Innovation Grid (Fluid Solar)
  • Lot Fourteen
  • Lionsgate Business Park
  • Osborne Naval Shipbuilding Precinct
  • Prospect Road Innovation Precinct
  • Science Park
  • Stretton Centre
  • Technology Park
  • Tonsley Innovation District
  • Unley Civic Precinct
How to access GigCity

Connecting to the network is easy. In Adelaide, you can access GigCity as a business tenant at designated innovation precincts and co-working spaces across Adelaide. In Whyalla and Mt Gambier, GigCity services will be available to all businesses within 350 metres of one of several wireless base stations in each city. Find out more on the GigCity website.

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