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


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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.

Guest Speaker

Professor Andy Koronios
CEO Designate

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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