Education, innovation and science underpin Australia’s economic prosperity and job creation.
Australia’s highly educated, multilingual and multicultural workforce has an entrepreneurial spirit. The country has world-leading capabilities in blockchain and quantum computing, and its robust startup ecosystem has strong competencies in agtech, edtech, fintech, foodtech and medtech.
The country is:
- ranked 5th in the world for global entrepreneurship, with almost half of all Australian firms active in innovation
- involved in cutting-edge research, contributing to over 4% of world research publications in 2017 despite having only 0.3% of the world’s population
- a highly skilled nation, where over 40% of the workforce has a tertiary qualification
- culturally diverse and multilingual, where 28% of the population was born overseas and 3.2 million Australians speak an Asian language and 1.4 million speak a European language.
Australia’s intellectual capital, commercial focus and collaborative approach make it an ideal partner for business and investment activities.