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.