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Enabling An Innovation Culture Through Access To Collaboration Technology Services

The South Australian Research and Innovation Platform connects innovation precincts with SA based ‘not-normal IT’ services like data capture, data analysis, data analytics, and performance auditing on top of local big data infrastructure like cloud computing, high-performance computing and large scale data storage, based on the networks that link SA’s Universities and Research Centres. This presentation will cover eRSA’s experiences in collaborating with research establishments and Universities across Australia and internationally. This experience can translate to other government services, commercial services and partnerships on a local, national and international basis.

Abstract
In this presentation we will be discussing the challenges, opportunities and learnings from our experience in building the South Australian Research and Innovation Platform which enables new cutting edge IT services for South Australia’s innovation precincts.

eRSA provides a web based portal that allows access to services that research and innovation needs. These service range from physical infrastructure through to Software as a Service (SaaS), networking, access to specialist and generalist applications (cited nationally) to the construction of complete turn-key solutions for analytics and other research and innovation needs.

This platform works on a similar basis to Uber or Amazon in that it is a single point of contact for a variety of services delivered by a variety of service providers and accessible to clients with widely differing needs.

The Platform model allows for collaborative projects between commercial partners and research and science to flourish into commercial derivatives that will drive economic opportunities and job creation. Examples of this include smart meter monitoring and analysis on water, electricity and transport; health improvements such as improving efficacy of cancer treatments, sports science and disease cures; and agribusiness opportunities such as drought resistant crops, wine innovations and sustainable agriculture.

This presentation will cover eRSA’s experiences in collaborating with research establishments and Universities across Australia and internationally. This experience can translate to other government services, commercial services and partnerships on a local, national and international basis.

Presenting with Mary Hobson