Industry Growth Centres Initiative

Are you an ambitious Australian business owner in one of our 6 priority industry sectors? An Industry Growth Centre may be able to help you achieve your goals.


Application detail:

You can contact Industry Growth Centres at any time.

What do you get?

Support for your business or research collaboration.

Who is this for?

Australian Business owners and researchers within 6 priority sectors.


The Australian Government’s Industry Growth Centres Initiative is a strategic, sector-based approach to growing our industry and creating jobs.

The initiative aims to:

  • increase collaboration and commercialisation
  • improve international opportunities and market access
  • enhance management and workforce skills
  • identify opportunities for regulatory reform

There are 6 growth centres for the 6 sectors of competitive strength and strategic priority:

  • advanced manufacturing
  • cyber security
  • food and agribusiness
  • medical technologies and pharmaceuticals
  • mining equipment, technology and services
  • oil, gas and energy resources

Each Industry Growth Centre is an industry-led, not-for-profit organisation, providing a strategic vision for its sector. The vision is outlined in its Sector Competitiveness Plan, Industry Knowledge Priorities and linkages to other programs and funding.

Industry Growth Centres


Industry Growth Centres

Learn more about the Industry Growth Centres Initiative on the Department of Industry, Science and Resources.

How Industry Growth Centres can help you

The support available for your business from an Industry Growth Centre may include:

  • workshops, training and advice
  • collaboration and networking opportunities
  • connecting your business with researchers and developers
  • participation at international tradeshows
  • project funding

For the latest Growth Centres’ news, events, grants and awards, visit our Facebook page.

Help for government grants

We also offer grants for projects within the same 6 industry sectors. Industry Growth Centres may assist you to develop your application for the following grants.

Need help?

  • Let us answer your question via phone, email or webchat. And if we can't help, we'll put you in touch with someone who can.

  • Monday – Friday, 8am – 8pm across Australia

Key documents

Industry Growth Centres Initiative: overview

Industry Growth Centres Initiative: program guidelines