Rapid growth of the space industry in Adelaide is generating national and global interest in an incubator program for space industry startups.
Following on from the success of its first intake, South Australian based space incubator, Venture Catalyst Space, is on the hunt for up to 10 companies to be part of its second international cohort.
Venture Catalyst Space began working with its first five companies, including Sydney startup Tekuma, in September 2018. Tekuma relocated from Sydney to Adelaide to be part of the inaugural program and launch their drone and robot controller, which allows the user to operate the drone with one hand.
Tekuma co-founder Annette McClelland said the Venture Catalyst Space program had provided valuable connections with the local industry, including Defence SA.
“Since coming to Adelaide we’ve been making headway particularly with the defence industry here and it looks like there could be some positive collaborations happening this year as well as continuing our other avenues for selling into robots and underwater rovers,” Ms McClelland said.
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Rebecca Thacker – Dynamic Business – 8 Feb 2019