26 Sep 2022

Qld Government and SmartSat CRC invest AU$1.5M each to
deliver the Queensland Earth Observation Hub

The Queensland Earth Observation (EO) Hub, a partnership between the Queensland Government and SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre (CRC), was launched on the weekend with the announcement of two new earth observation research projects.
The SmartSat CRC is spearheading the development of Australia’s space industry by bringing industry, universities, and research together to support a thriving space industry. 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 Queensland Government and SmartSat CRC are investing AU$1.5million each to deliver the EO Hub in Queensland.

The two successful Queensland based projects represent a near AU$900,000 investment from the Queensland EO Hub and industry. The grant program is fostering the creation and
commercialisation of space-related research and innovation in Queensland. The aim is to empower the space-related industry ecosystem of Queensland, creating State-based opportunities for industry-led R&D with SmartSat CRC’s current partner base and beyond.

Read the full media release.