Benefits of participating in the SmartSat CRC includes:

  • New research
  • Proof of concept activities
  • Pre-commercialisation of research outcomes
  • Industry-focused education and training including a PhD/Masters by Research program that complements the research program to increase engagement, technology development, skilled employees and R&D capacity within the Australian Space Industry.
  • Possible internships and secondments between entities and research organisations
  • Conferences, workshops, symposia related to the joint research
  • Related information sharing and communication initiatives related to joint research
  • Collaboration with Australian and international organisations and/or with companies with global supply chains and access to international markets, to provide national benefits to Australia.
  • Strategies that build the R&D capacity within SMEs

How to Join

SmartSat has different types of membership

  • Core Partner (+$200K cash p.a.)
  • Supporting Partner ($20K – $200K cash p.a.). 
  • Start-Ups and SME engagement (link to below)

The level of participation is generally guided by a participant’s expectations for involvement in SmartSat project and activities.

Interested in joining? We’d love to collaborate with you. For more information and discuss your particular research / project send us an email via [email protected] and we’ll be in touch.

Start-Ups and SME engagement

Start-ups and SMEs are a critical component of the Australian Space Industry and play a central role in the uptake of research and innovation.  The SmartSat CRC has attracted a number of leading-edge SME’s to join its program of planned activities and will implement a proven engagement mechanism that provides a platform for SME’s to work with the CRC at a variety of levels.

SmartSat is in the process of establishing a separate company, to represent the start-up community and allowing them to come together and participate as a collective Core Partner, within in the SmartSat CRC.

This entity, currently referred to as the Australian Space Industry Start-up Company (ASISC), will be an incorporated entity, have its own Board of Directors, and will provide benefits to its “members” from a number of initiatives to support their growth and development by providing;

  • Mentoring by more experienced industry executives, and support for start-up managers to gain valuable board experience by participating on the board of an incorporated entity;
  • Opportunities to sit on the SmartSat CRC Industry Advisory Board;
  • Various education, training and networking events; and
  • Opportunities to participate in, and inform, SmartSat CRC projects and activities.

SmartSat is in the early stages of establishing ASISC, and will take the opportunity to develop a clear value proposition over the next 12 months.  SmartSat are offering interested parties the opportunity to ‘join’ ASISC on an obligation free basis (i.e. $0) for this period.  After this time they will have the opportunity to consider fully the opportunities ASISC provides, including any formal membership structure and associated benefits.  Joining ASISC will enable all start-up organisations to participate in the SmartSat ecosystem.

For further information please contact:
Dr Tim Parsons
Chair – Start Up Cluster Steering Committee
CEO – DeltaV
Australian NewSpace Alliance
M +61 417 463 972
[email protected]