29 August 2013
Space and Spatial Partnership to Strengthen Australia’s Knowledge Based Economy
Senator Kate Lundy announced the new Space and Spatial Innovation Partnership under the Australian Government’s Industry Innovation Partnerships Program. These industry-led partnerships aim to create more Australian exports and jobs and diversify the economy by linking Australia’s world-class research to industry, especially SMEs.
The CRC for Spatial Information through its SME consortium “43pl”; EOS Space Systems and the Australian National University are proud to be core partners in the venture, to be headquartered in Canberra, with nodes Australia-wide.
“The Partnership will create opportunities for innovative geospatial companies to drive further growth in their businesses’’ said Graeme Kernich, CRCSI Acting CEO.
Minister Lundy acknowledged the role of core partner 43pl, representing over 50 geospatial companies and down-stream user companies.
The Space and Spatial Partnership will build vital links between industry, government, defence, research and education to increase productivity, improve efficiencies, grow skill capacity and ensure long-term sustainability and growth of the sector.
The Partnership builds on the outcomes of the Australian Space Research Program and facilitates the implementation of the Australian Earth Observation from Space and National Positioning Infrastructure Plans.