The NSW Space Research Network (SRN) is a university-led initiative of the NSW Government designed to enhance NSW space industry capability through collaboration with government and academic research institutions. This is an exciting moment in the Australian space sector with the establishment of the Australian Space Agency in 2018 and strong support for the sector from State and Federal Governments. The SRN will build and support collaboration and coordination between government, industry and research organisations to deliver space research and research translation to industry. The Network will focus on positioning NSW research and enterprise to compete on the National and International stage by leveraging the significant funding opportunities available in both the domestic and overseas landscapes by connecting key stakeholders to undertake research and development activities with a focus on translation into the space sector.
This Network Launch workshop will provide an overview of the SRN Activities, including application processes and timelines. We have also asked several prominent companies working in the space sector to present an overview of the grand challenges they foresee for the sector that would benefit from close engagement with academic research partnership.
- Tuesday, December 7th, 2021
- 10:00am – Welcome and introductions
- 10:15am – Overview of SRN Activities
- Introduction to SRN
- SRN Activities including application processes and timeframes
- 10:45am – Discussion of SRN Activities
- 11:00am – Industry Grand Challenges (Speakers TBC)
- Michael Clarke – Thales
- Jason Held – Sabre Astronautics
- Angelo Villarosa – Airbus
- Rajat Kulshrestha – Space Machines
- James Prior – Electro Optic Systems
- Phil Ridley – Quasar Satellite Technologies
- 11:35am – Discussion
- 11:55am – Wrap up and Next Steps
SRN Co-Directors: Stefan Williams and Robert Fitch
Missed the SRN Launch Workshop? Have a look at the recording here.