INTERNATIONAL ENERGY POLICY INSTITUTE
The International Energy Policy Institute (IEPI) was created to address key policy issues in the mineral, energy and resources industries through intensive and innovative research.
MULLARD SPACE SCIENCE LABORATORY
The Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL) is a world-leading research organisation delivering a broad science programme that is underpinned by a strong capability in space science instrumentation, space-domain engineering, space medicine, systems engineering and project management.
MSSL part of Australia’s Space and Spatial Innovation Partnership
30 August 2013
30 August 2013
The Australian Government has announced the establishment of a Space and Spatial Industry Innovation Partnership with its headquarters at Mount Stromlo ACT and with locations in Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia.
Announcing the government’s decision to fund the Space and Spatial Industry Innovation Partnership at Mount Stromlo yesterday, the Minister Assisting for Innovation and Industry, Senator Kate Lundy said:
“The Partnership will be headquartered here at Mt Stromlo, where there are facilities operated by EOS Space Systems Pty Ltd and the ANU, two of the  core partners. There will also be other centres in South Australia, Queensland, Western Australia, Victoria, and other states as more partners sign up.”
“Other partners from industry, government and the university sector include major organisations like Geoscience Australia, NICTA, NewSat, NCI (Australia’s National Computational Infrastructure), the ACT Government and the Institute for Telecommunications Research, working alongside other leading research universities such as Monash University and the University of NSW.”
The Australian economy and society are fundamentally dependent on space and spatial industry activities for navigation, resource management, communication, internet, climate change monitoring, transport and even banking transactions.
The Partnership will develop a national strategy, a supporting roadmap and development activities to grow space sector revenue. It will provide services nationally to assist members overcome barriers to international markets and build and consolidate links between industry, government, defence, research and education to enhance the long-term sustainability and growth of the sector.
The Partnership aims to create more than 10,000 new high-technology jobs, expand exports and grow revenues of up to $12.5 billion per annum by 2023.