Federal Growth Centres

Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) - AMGC is an industry-led, not-for-profit organisation and is run by a board and management team of industry experts. It is connected with a nationwide network of manufacturers, universities and research institutions, and export hubs. Its goal is to drive innovation, productivity and competitiveness across Australia’s manufacturing industry.

Food Innovation Australia Ltd (FIAL) - FIAL is an industry-led, not-for-profit organisation focused on growing the share of Australian food in the global marketplace. They work with the food and agribusiness by sharing knowledge, building capacity and creating connections.

METS Ignited - METS Ignited is an industry-led, government-funded, Growth Centre for the mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector. They work with Australian suppliers to the mining industry, global miners, research organisations and capital providers to improve the competitiveness and productivity of the Australian METS sector.

MTP Connect – MedTech and Pharma (MTP) Growth Centre is a not-for-profit organisation aiming to accelerate the rate of growth of the medical technologies, biotechnologies and pharmaceuticals sector to increase commercialisation, collaboration and establish Australia as an Asia-Pacific hub for MTP companies.

National Energy Resources Australia (NERA) - NERA is one of 6 Industry Growth Centres as part of the Australian Government's Industry Growth Centres Initiative. NERA links with other Growth Centres within the initiative to coordinate activities and share knowledge to focus efforts under a vision that by 2025 the Australian energy resources sector is a world leader – sustainable, innovative, globally competitive and productive.

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