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Canberra’s Industry Sectors

As Australia’s ‘knowledge capital’, Canberra is at the centre of academic, government and business innovation, boasting expertise across a broad range of industry sectors. 


Powered by a strong knowledge-based economy, Canberra is home to prestigious universities like the Australian National University and the University of Canberra, and institutions including the Australian Academy of Science and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation.

The city is a hub for future industries like renewable energy, ICT and digital commerce. The world’s leading aerospace and defence companies also have headquarters in Canberra.

As the home to the Australian Institute of Sport, which has produced numerous Olympians and Paralympians, Canberra is also a centre of excellence in health and sports science.