UNSW Canberra showcases leading Launch innovators

  • UNSW Canberra showcases leading Launch innovators
23.10.20

From cyber frameworks to the Battlefield-of-Things, electronic  warfare  capabilities  to  the  manufacture of SmallSat satellites, UNSW Canberra Launch collaborators presented their capabilities, ideas and innovation to industry during the first UNSW Canberra Launch Capabilities Showcase today.

Since it opened its doors in 2019, UNSW Canberra Launch on Northbourne has developed into an ecosystem of defence, space and cyber small-to-medium enterprises. The innovative precinct fosters collaboration between industry, academia and government to grow capabilities in Australia’s strategic priorities.

UNSW Canberra Rector Professor Michael Frater said that the growth of Launch on Northbourne after almost 12 months of operation was evidence of the incubator’s success.

“UNSW Canberra is one of Australia’s leading centres for defence and security capabilities. Launch on Northbourne offers the University an  opportunity  to partner  with and  support  tech  start-ups,  while  giving  our  students  and  researchers pathways to further their work,” Professor Frater said.

“Today our Launch businesses showcased  their capabilities and innovation for  industry.  The great  strength  of  this collaboration is this innovative space that allows different industries to come together to develop solutions, talent and technology.”

Launch collaborator Terra Schwartz, a cyber-security company specialising in strategic cyber services/products for defence and  national  security  clients,  have  leveraged  their  partnership  at  Launch  to  create  bespoke  cyber  security solutions, intelligence, wargaming design, and software development.

Terra Schwartz General Manager Amy Ormrod said that Launch, with its industry rated information security infrastructure and collaborative workspaces, has provided the ideal environment for her team to thrive.

“Launch on Northbourne offers us the necessary security and system requirements we need to provide for our clients in a collaborative and dynamic precinct,” Mrs Ormrod said.

“To be able to showcase our work today, in partnership with the other collaborators here at Launch is another example of how this unique facility promotes growth and innovation.”

Launch on Northbourne provides a working model of the UNSW Canberra Defence and Security Innovation Precinct, part of the future UNSW Canberra City campus. More information about the precinct can be found on the Launch on Northbourne website.

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