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Australia’s fast-growing and highly advanced digital economy, supported by a skilled information and communication technologies (ICT) workforce and world-class research and development (R&D) facilities, offers compelling investment opportunities.

Some of the world’s leading companies have already chosen Australia as a strategic location for investing in ICT, R&D and as a base for connecting with the Asia-Pacific region. 

Australia’s economic and research strengths, when combined with robust cyber-security, privacy and intellectual property laws and generous R&D tax incentives, make our country an attractive destination for investment.

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'Australia hosts a growing economy, a stable political and business environment, a skilled, well-educated and multi-lingual workforce, a strategic time zone and a competitive cost base.'
Hans Vestberg, Chief Executive Officer, Ericsson

Case Studies

Success Stories

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Zendesk
Zendesk software helping Australian business improve their customer service
Zendesk, the global cloud-based customer service software company, chose Melbourne as its Asia-Pacific headquarters to service Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific ...
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Indra’s DVOR-DME equipment at Cairns Airport
Indra helps Australian technology take off
Australian aviation technology is being rejuvenated by Spanish IT giant Indra.
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Success Story: Citrix
Citrix Labs benefits from R&D tax incentive and Australia’s Asia-Pacific ties
The Sydney-based headquarters of the Silicon Valley technology developer’s applied R&D organisation is reaping the benefits of changes to the Australian Government’s rese ...
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Success Story: Landis Gyr
Landis+Gyr finds smart solutions in Australia
A leading provider of smart metering technology is helping utility companies and consumers around the world create new ways to measure and manage resources.
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Success Story: IBM
IBM chooses Australia for research and development laboratory
IBM’s Research and Development – Australia lab will be the company’s first laboratory combining research and development in a single organisation.
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Success Story: IMC
Learning made e-asy
Why German learning software company, IMC AG chose Australia as its base to expand throughout Asia Pacific.
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Cisco sees a bright future for Australia in the ‘Internet of Everything’
US technology company Cisco is establishing its eighth global Internet of Everything (IoE) centre in Australia and investing more than A$21 million in training initiatives over the next five years.
South Australian precinct connects industry with innovators
A new A$120 million education and research facility in South Australia’s Tonsley industrial district is attracting global and Australian companies and strengthening the precinct’s reputation as a majo ...
IBM opens second Australian cloud computing centre
IBM has opened a cloud computing centre in Sydney as part of its US$1.2 billion expansion of its global cloud footprint.
Australia a global centre for cyber innovation for Northrop Grumman
US-based global cyber security company, Northrop Grumman, has chosen Australia as a partner in its new Advanced Cyber Technology Centre (ACTC), which is to be a focal point for cyber innovation across ...

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Why Australia - Benchmark Report

Benchmark Report 2015

The Benchmark Report considers the key investor Indicators of Growth, Innovation, Talent, Location, and Business and compares Australia's position with other countries
Benchmark Report

Data Alerts

Data Alerts provide the latest statistics and figures on Australia's performance across key economic and financial related indicators
Data Alerts

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