Cluster Pilot Program

What is a cluster?

A “cluster” describes a group of organisations that are located in the same geographical area, and work in the same or a related industry sector. Clusters are often also sometimes referred to as hotspots, precincts or districts.

Our cluster pilots

We can boost job creation by working together with industry stakeholders based in existing geographic clusters including:

  1. The Central Innovation District: an inner Sydney cluster of creative, education, technology and service organisations
  2. The AgTech Cluster: New England, Armidale

Supporting AgTechFurther details of a third cluster will be announced shortly.

Jobs for NSW aims to create stronger links between organisations already located in each area. We will help develop networks, expertise, and create opportunities that boost economic development.

The Sydney Startup Hub will be a cornerstone of the inner Sydney Cluster, and its regional landing pad will complement the AgTech Cluster based in Armidale – a location that already enjoys an established reputation as a centre for high-quality research and development thanks to innovative local businesses and the University of New England programs.

Supporting clusters supports job creation

Sydney Startup Hub - artist impression of workspaceThe Jobs for the Future report highlights the need to accelerate the growth of our most promising sectors. Supporting clusters in high-growth sectors offers a low-cost way to stimulate innovation, strengthen networks, and drive skills transfer.

At a glance

The Jobs for the Future report found clusters typically:

  • offer firms greater access to knowledge, talent, infrastructure and investment
  • outperform other areas in terms of economic productivity and job creation
  • outstrip state averages on every metric for the creation of high quality working lives
  • are more likely to grow jobs faster, provide higher wages and focus on exports

Contact us

To find out more email or call us on 1300 JOB NSW (1300 562 679).