Boosting digital capability for companies – Virtual Shipyard Program

The Virtual Shipyard Training Program will provide local companies with technical knowledge and digital tools to drive innovation and transformation within their business, helping them compete for work on a global scale.

The program is a partnership between the South Australian Government, French technology company Dassault Systèmes, the Australian Government’s Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre and Innodev and will also help academic institutions including the University of Adelaide, University of South Australia and TAFE SA develop future academic courses for the next generation of students.

Fourteen South Australian companies are participating in the Virtual Shipyard Program and are being trained on Industry 4.0 principles that will enable them to collaborate, plan, design and build in a 3D virtual environment.

Through the Department for Trade, Tourism and Investment, the Office of the Agent General and the Defence Export Advocate, businesses will be connected to local and global supply chains and help them compete for major defence work that will become available from 2020, through projects including the Future Frigates and Future Submarines.

Creating a new supply chain in South Australia

The Virtual Shipyard project is helping South Australia create a high-value, world-class supply chain, positioning the state at the forefront of industrial digital capability development in Australia and across sectors including defence, mining, agriculture, healthcare, space, ICT, cyber and information security.

For more information download Virtual Shipyard Factsheet (PDF)


Contact us

For more information on the Virtual Shipyard Program or participating companies, email or phone +618 8303 2048.