The Sydney-based National Space Industry Center in Deep Technology Incubator Cicada Innovations is partnering with one of India’s largest aviation, aerospace and space technology incubators, mach33.aero, to support space entrepreneurs from the two countries in their global ambitions and beyond.
The Bangalore-based deep tech incubator is India’s first public-private partnership to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in aviation, aerospace and space technology.
Cicada Innovations and mach33.aero will provide mutual access to physical space, facilities and infrastructure, communities, programs, mentorship, marketing training, coaching programs and community and space network local.
The Australian government recently provided $25 million to help companies and researchers looking to tap into India’s burgeoning space industry and a further $9.5 million is on the table under the Australia-India Challenge. for innovation and technology.
Cicada Innovations CEO Sally-Ann Williams said the deal also adds to recent discussions between the Australian Space Agency and the Indian Space Research Organization to establish ground stations in Australia to monitor satellites. Indian navigation.
“We know it takes collaboration between innovators, investors, industry and politics to bring deep and space technology companies to life,” she said.
“Given the nascent phase of the commercial space sector, space companies need to develop strong international relationships – and this is a great example of supporting this. It also creates a unique opportunity to harness the skills and capabilities of both countries to mutually benefit our emerging space economies.
New South Wales Minister for Science, Innovation and Technology, Alister Henskens, said: “This collaboration will give New South Wales access to one of the space ecosystems in fastest growing in the world, while building skills, sharing resources and stimulating collaboration on advanced space technologies.
Australia’s ties to the Indian sector include a delegation led by Australian Space Agency boss Enrico Palermo, who was responsible for the Bengaluru Space Expo 2022 in early September.
The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is also supporting the participation of Australian space delegates at the Expo, in addition to facilitating a program of visits to Bangalore to help facilitate connections with the Indian government, industry and institutions seeking joint R&D engagement.