The Australian Government announced the International Space Investment (ISI) initiative in the 2018-19 Budget as a part of the Australian Technology and Science Growth Plan - a measure to grow the Australian space industry. Under this measure, the Government has committed to providing $15 million over three years (starting from late 2019) to establish the ISI initiative, which will support strategic international space projects that generate employment and business opportunities for Australians.
Applications are still open to join the Space Technologies Trade Mission to the United States of America and explore opportunities at the Humans to Mars Summit (Washington DC), International Space Trade Summit (Hartford, Connecticut) and business meetings in Huntsville, Alabama.
Event Dates: 15 - 23 May 2019, USA
Applications close: 21 April 2019
This mission will explore a broad range of opportunities in the international space sector. The Victorian Government will be facilitating business meetings and conference attendance for Victorian organisations at the Humans to Mars Summit in Washington DC and the International Space Trade Summit in Connecticut. Additionally, there will be a tailored business to business meetings in Huntsville, Alabama.
The program is expected to include meetings with senior representatives from the following companies*:
On April 2nd, the Australian Government unveiled The Advancing Space: Australian Civil Space Strategy 2019-28, which sets out a 10-year path to guide the growth of the Australian space sector.
The Strategy is built on four strategic pillars:
- International - open the door internationally
- National - develop national capability in areas of competitive advantage
- Responsible - ensure safety and national interest are addressed
- Inspire – build a future workforce