South Australia and France – Partners in Prosperity

The Office of the French Strategy is focused on developing opportunities to ensure that South Australia maximises economic benefits from Australia’s $50 billion Future Submarine Program, awarded to French company DCNS.

Australia’s next generation submarines will be built in Adelaide over the next five decades - creating jobs and prosperity.

The office coordinates initiatives that strengthen economic and business ties with France to foster trade, investment and job creation in key priority sectors such as advanced manufacturing, renewable energy, agriculture and healthcare.

It also focuses on developing broader opportunities across a number of areas including education, research and development, tourism and the arts.

The team leads diplomatic and government-to-government relationships with key national, regional and local French government leaders.

Read the French Strategy.

Friends with France

Will Oona be the next Premier of South Australia? Watch her uncover the friendship South Australia enjoys with France and the positive economic, social and cultural outcomes for the State.

2017 Australian-French Entrepreneurship Challenge

The 2017 Australian-French Entrepreneurship Challenge comes to Adelaide for the first time on 11 and 12 July at the iconic Adelaide Oval.

Based on its hugely-popular sister event in France ‘24 heures chrono de l’entrepreneuriat’, the Entrepreneurship Challenge brings together leading PhD students to design an innovative and profitable start-up concept – all in the space of 24 hours.

Up to 70 participants are expected to compete in the Entrepreneurship Challenge this year. The prize for the winning team is a week in France, with a tailored program offering a first-hand experience of the country’s innovation system.

The 2017 Australian-French Entrepreneurship Challenge is supported by the Government of South Australia together with the Embassy of France in Australia, the Australian Academy of Science, the University of South Australia, the University of Adelaide, Flinders University and the Australian and French business communities.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Find out how your organisation can support and benefit from the Australian-French Entrepreneurship Challenge through a range of sponsorship packages outlined in the event prospectus.

South-Australia-France Tertiary Education and Research Workshop

Adelaide is set to host the most important higher education and research workshop ever organised between Australia and France.

The Government of South Australia, in partnership with the Embassy of France in Australia, is holding a Tertiary and Education Research Workshop from 30 May to 1 June 2017.

The workshop will:

  • Foster collaboration between French and South Australian tertiary education, research and innovation ecosystems along with main stakeholders across Australia in the Future Submarine contract
  • Exchange ideas around future industrial workforce development training and skills challenges through academic and research collaborations
  • Share best practice and mechanisms to strengthen bilateral partnerships
  • Enjoy networking opportunities with industries and major players from the higher education and research sectors from Australia and France.

French Engagement Newsletter

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Contact

Office of the French Strategy
Department of the Premier and Cabinet
Email: DPCFrenchStrategy@sa.gov.au