SPACE FOCUS GROUP – 8 December 2022
The Space Focus Group was launched in an intimate roundtable session, with the aim to bring cyber companies into the Space industry ecosystem, to share knowledge and explore opportunities for collaboration. The group walked through the strategies and programs of the space organisations, to discover how cyber SME businesses can engage with and contribute to the space sector value chain.
It was a small face-to-face gathering which ensured there was sufficient exchange of information that generated constructive conversation. The discussion was facilitated by the Investment NSW Space team and the following Space associations:
National Space Industry Hub – Julie Autuly Australia’s leading incubator for startups and scaleups working on science and engineering innovations, or deep tech.
NSW Space Research Network (SRN) – David Reynolds A university-led initiative designed to support collaboration and coordination between government, industry and research organisations to deliver space research and research translation to industry.
SmartSat CRC– Tim Parsons A consortium of industry and research organisations that develop game changing technologies to bootstrap Australia’s space industry.
Space Industry Association of Australia – James Brown The national peak body for Australia’s space industry and space economy.
Spry Squared – Stephen Spry | Case study A multi-dimensional Marketing and IT Consulting firm providing clients with best-in-class cybersecurity solutions.
There was a good mix of cyber-SMEs and Primes represented in the group which made the discussions more valuable. It was good to see the connections made on the day and discussions on how they could possibly work together and collaborate in regard to tenders and assist with clearances. The next session will include space businesses so they can meet with cyber businesses in person.
“This event allowed us to understand AU space industry landscape and how cyber security may potentially fit into this quite niche vertical. Also, it was beneficial to meet the representatives from different NSW bodies supporting the space industry as well as fellow cyber security providers.”
Andrey Arseniev (IPSec)