ANU's School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre, industry champion EOS and other core partners have been successful in their application for an Industry Innovation Precinct.
The Space and Spatial Innovation Partnership, one of 10 announced in recent days, was launched by Senator Kate Lundy today at ANU's Mount Stromlo Observatory. As an emerging industry, the Space and Spatial Innovation Partnership will receive a minimum of $1.5 million per year to coordinate strategy, build networks, and facilitate business competitiveness programs for its members. Partners will be eligible for further funding to undertake collaborative research projects through ARC linkage programs.
Senator Lundy described the precincts program as "a breakthrough mechanism that will bring industry and research closer together". The Space and Spatial Innovation Partnership istself "aims to create more than 10,000 new jobs, expand exports and create new business of up to $12.5b by 2023" she said.
ANU Acting Vice-Chancellor Marnie Hughes-Warrington described the univeristy's role in the industry. "ANU has a long history in the space and spatial industries and is committed to continuing research leadership in these areas as manifested through hosting the Partnership", she said.
With headquarters at Mount Stromlo Observatory, the Innovation Partnership will and cement Canberra as a focal point for the space industry in Australia and overseas.
For more information, please visit Industry Innovation Precincts