Queensland Hub

Queensland Earth Observation Hub

The establishment of the Queensland Earth Observation Hub (the EO Hub), incorporating the SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre (SmartSat) Earth Observation Node, is a jointly funded initiative of SmartSat and the Queensland Government through the Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning.

The establishment of the EO Hub aims to accelerate the growth of Queensland’s, and Australia’s, Earth observation industry by supporting commercialisation of research, and EO product and service development.  The EO Hub will generate opportunities for data analytics businesses and researchers, as well as downstream industries and upstream service providers of Earth observation imagery.

The EO Hub is supported by an Advisory Committee, whose membership includes: SmartSat, Queensland’s Department of State Development, Earth Observation Australia Inc., The University of Queensland, the Australian Space Agency, and Geoscience Australia.

The next round of applications close 5pm Monday, 26 September 2022.

Project opportunities

Queensland Earth Observation HUB: Partnering Program

The Queensland Earth Observation Hub Partnering Program is designed to support industry-led projects with a commercial or potential commercial application that demonstrates technology or creates a new product or service or expand a current service offering.

  • Funding available up to $300,000
  • Cash co-funding ratio 1:2 (industry : node)

All projects must be industry led or solve an industry/business problem and involve at least one industry partner and one research partner.

Use the form below to apply:

For further information and confidential enquiries, please contact Heather Christensen at [email protected]

Queensland Earth Observation HUB: Mobility Scheme

The Queensland Earth Observation Hub Mobility Scheme supports collaborative initiatives between Queensland universities and businesses to achieve defined outcomes, including project work relating to tackling specific industry challenges, facilitating knowledge transfer, and the opportunity to develop and upskill staff. 

Use the form below to apply:

For further information and confidential enquiries, please contact Heather Christensen at [email protected]

Queensland Earth Observation HUB: Calibration and Validation Projects

The Queensland Earth Observation Hub Calibration and Validation Projects Call aims at creating research to industry partnerships and empowering the space-related industry ecosystem of Queensland, creating State-based opportunities for industry-led R&D.  This call is seeking industry-led projects relevant to calibration and/or validation of Earth observation data, projects, applications, and/or services.

  • Funding available up to $150,000
  • Cash co-funding ratio 1:2 (industry : node)

Use the form below to apply:

For further information and confidential enquiries, please contact Heather Christensen at [email protected]