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Macquarie Park Innovation Summit Series: Space Summit

The Macquarie Park Space Innovation Summit will bring together industry, Government and academia in the local aerospace, space defence, communications, imaging and cybersecurity sectors; to celebrate local achievements, create collaborative networks and to highlight the positive impact of the sector. The wider NSW innovation community will be attending the event virtually.

This event forms part of the 2021 Macquarie Park Innovation Summit Series. A series of themed events leading to our inaugural Innovation Summit. To provide a deep-dive into the innovation being designed, developed and deployed by industry, researchers and start-ups in the Macquarie Park Innovation District.


The Summit is organised by a joint committee under the umbrella of Connect Macquarie Park Innovation District (CMPID), including members the City of Ryde and Macquarie University, plus Macquarie University Incubator, Venture Café Sydney and AustCyber.


8.00 am – Welcome and Acknowledgement of Country
8.05 am – Opening address: The Hon Victor Dominello MP, Minister for Customer Service and Minister for Digital
8.10 am – Keynote speaker 1: Abigail Allwood, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
8.25 am – Keynote Speaker 2: Mark Casali, Director, Australian Astronomical Optics
8.30 am – Panel discussion: Space Industry – Opportunities in a dynamic world
• Tim Parsons – Delta V and Space Industry Association
• Nick Miller – Director of Sales, Business & Wholesale – Optus Satellite
• Mina Zaki – Manager, NSW, AustCyber
• Other panellists (TBC)
9.00 am – Networking
9.30 am – Event closes

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