Australian Information Industry Association
SmartSat CRC Sundowner
Date: Thursday 19 Sep 2019
Where: Lot Fourteen, Eleanor Harrald Building, Lecture Theatre/Mural Room, North Terrace
Contact Name:Rohan Bishop
Price Non Member:$40
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Adelaide’s mission to become a “Space City” had a boost from an announcement that it will be the home of smart satellites. Alongside Space HQ — the Australian Space Agency — and the Mission Control and Space Discovery Centre, Adelaide will be the strategic and decision-making base of the SmartSat co-operative research centre (CRC). The SmartSat CRC is a space industry-focused Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) aimed at catapulting Australia into the global space industry through collaborative research and development. The CRC was recently awarded $55 million in federal government funding as well as over $190 million in cash and in-kind contributions from 85 participants from industry, government and academia.
The SmartSat CRC will catalyse the transformation and growth of Australia’s space industry with focussed activity in three key areas: advanced communications, intelligent satellite systems and next generation Earth Observation sensor technologies and analytics.
UniSA's Dean, Industry & Enterprise, Professor Andy Koronios, has played a key role in bidding for, winning and now establishing the CRC and is the CEO designate.
Professor Andy Koronios
Andy is the CEO Designate of the SmartSat CRC, a consortium of industry and research organisations developing game changing smart satellite technologies to catapult Australia into the global space economy. Prior to this, he we was the Dean: Industry and Enterprise at UniSA and also spent 15 years as the Head of the School of Information Technology & Mathematical Sciences.
Andy holds academic qualifications in Electrical Engineering, Computing and education and a PhD from the University of Queensland. Andy has extensive experience in both commercial and academic environments and his research interests include information quality, data management & governance, analytics and the strategic exploitation of information. Andy has established two University Research Labs, a funded Research Centre and was the Research Program Leader for System Integration & Interoperability in the CIEAM CRC.
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