National Space Industry Hub launches in NSW


By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Monday, 21 February, 2022

National Space Industry Hub launches in NSW

Technology incubator Cicada Innovations has launched the new NSW Government-supported National Space Industry Hub at its headquarters in Sydney’s Tech Central.

The hub is designed to support research, innovation, collaboration and commercialisation in Australia’s growing space industry.

It will offer tailored support, lab and work spaces — as well as resources, mentoring, coaching and commercialisation training programs — for space entrepreneurs, startups and researchers.

As well as supporting local innovators, the hub will deliver national programs including free online courses for researchers, engineers and entrepreneurs, a free six-month coaching program and a series of free and hybrid workshops for researchers seeking to test and validate their space tech ideas.

NSW Minister for Enterprise, Investment and Trade Stuart Ayres said Cicada Innovations was chosen to operate the space tech hub due to its track record of developing deep tech ventures.

“It made sense to choose Cicada Innovations as our delivery partner for such a critical program, with the space industry only increasing in national importance each year given how many businesses it impacts globally,” he said.

“The National Space Industry Hub will be an important hub for businesses both directly involved in the space sector, and the businesses downstream that the space sector relies upon. It will allow us to harness Australia’s well-established research infrastructure, world-class universities and an abundance of local innovators who are busy researching, developing and commercialising space technology.”

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