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Industry clusters

  • Australian Space Agency

    Transforming and growing a globally respected space industry.

  • Lot Fourteen Innovation Precinct

    Adelaide’s creation and innovation neighbourhood spans seven hectares and is a mixed-use precinct that combines nature, culture, enterprise and people in a way only Adelaide can.

  • Mission Control

    A focal point for space missions in Australia, providing real-time control and testing.

  • Space Discovery Centre

    The centre will open in 2021 and provide science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, engagement and inspiration for young Australians.

  • The Defence and Space Landing Pad

    A one-stop-shop providing support to relocate companies to South Australia.

Industry organisation

  • Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML)

    Global leaders in machine learning research and high-impact research translation.

  • Defence Science and Technology Group

    Providing R&D and science and technology advice with respect to space-based capabilities.

  • Australian Cyber Collaboration Centre (A3C)

    Assisting businesses to understand and navigate the cyber specialists and ecosystem to address their specific cyber needs.

  • Fleet Space Technologies

    An agile space company using cutting-edge communications and space technologies.

  • Myriota

    Global leaders in low-cost, low-power, secure direct-to-orbit satellite connectivity for the Internet of Things.

  • Southern Launch

    Providing a location for launching small satellites into Polar Orbit from their Orbital Launch Complex at Whalers Way and Sub-Orbital launches at Koonibba Test Range.

  • Inovor Technologies

    Offering specialist development services and satellite mission solutions.

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Bigdata Living Lab

    A collaborative research initiative led by the South Australian Government in partnership with MIT, BankSA, Optus and DSpark.

Industry resources

  • South Australian Space Industry Centre (SASIC)

    Established by the South Australian Government, SASIC drives space industry innovation, research and entrepreneurial development.

  • South Australian Space Capability Directory

    Providing a picture of the existing South Australian space community.

Investment bodies and organisations

  • Venture Catalyst Space

    Venture Catalyst Space is a globally competitive program which supports founders, entrepreneurs and startups, to develop and grow innovative or disruptive ideas in the space sector.

  • Space Innovation Fund

    The fund helps entrepreneurs and start-ups providing a pathway for post-graduate innovators and entrepreneurs to seize commercial opportunities.

  • Space Innovation and Growth Strategy (South Australia) Action Plan 2016-2020

    This strategy is focused on growing the state’s economy through space activity.

  • South Australian Space Scholarships

    The Space Scholarship Program provides up to $100,000 worth of scholarships to South Australian entrepreneurs and innovators each year.

  • International Space Investment initiative

    Helping to unlock space opportunities for Australia, this initiative aims to expand the capability and capacity of our space sector, providing $15 million for projects that grow the space industry and target at least 80% Australian investment.

  • Economic and Business Growth Fund

    $100 million has been committed by the South Australian Government to promote economic growth in the state by encouraging the growth of existing industries, developing new industries, building international connections and attracting foreign and national direct investment.

Knowledge and innovation

  • Hamilton Space School

    The Mike Roach Space Education Centre officially opened in September 2017 and is a designated facility with a specialist curriculum to lead space education.

  • The University of Adelaide

    The university’s space and defence researchers work in close partnership with the Australian defence and space industries to reduce their operational risks and enhance capabilities.

  • Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program

    The University of South Australia program is conducted in partnership with the International Space University to deliver cutting-edge knowledge relevant to the space industry.

  • School of Space Archaeology

    Flinders University is internationally recognised for its School of Space Archaeology.

  • Institute for Telecommunications Research

    An internationally recognised research organisation, specialising in research, education and technology development for wireless communications with satellite and terrestrial applications.

  • SmartSat Collaborative Research Centre

    A consortium of universities and other research organisations partnered with industry to develop technology.

  • Adelaide Planetarium

    Journey through the galaxy through a Zeiss Jena ZPK1 star projector.

  • GRAVITY Challenge

    A global technology innovation program for corporates, entrepreneurs and universities to design and build solutions to real industry, social and environmental problems using space data and capability.

Sector growth

  • South Australian Space Industry Centre (SASIC)

    Established by the South Australian Government, SASIC drives space industry innovation, research and entrepreneurial development.

  • Mission Control

    A focal point for space missions in Australia, providing real-time control and testing.

Sector insights

  • Space industries

    Space industries within our state are given a boost by the Australian Space Agency as we grow the state’s space economy.

  • South Australian Space Capability Directory

    Providing a picture of the existing South Australian space community.

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