National Space
Industry Hub

Empowering innovators creating the space technologies of the future

The National Space Industry Hub mission is to create a vibrant and globally competitive space industry delivering benefits for all Australians.

About the Space Hub

The National Space Industry Hub is a home for anyone with the ambition to create and launch space tech innovations.

Delivered by Cicada Innovations and supported by the NSW Government, the Space Hub offers a physical space, resources, mentoring, and connections for emerging space ventures and researchers in Australia.

Space Hub Residency

Space Hub residency is open for startups who wish to be based within Cicada's deep tech incubator. The Space Hub offers purpose-built labs, prototyping facilities, and flexible offices, as well as tight-knit community of likeminded space entrepreneurs who can offer advice, connections and support.

If you are interested in becoming a resident of the National Space Industry Hub, get in touch with the team and book a tour.

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Space Foundations

If you are just getting started, Space Foundations is an online course for anyone wanting to build their knowledge and capabilities of space and deep tech commercialisation.

This is for entrepreneurs, technologists, and researchers with a space tech idea looking to turn a breakthrough technology into a business.

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Space Elevate

If you are looking to validate your idea, Space Elevate is a course for Australian researchers, engineers, and entrepreneurs with revolutionary solutions that have the potential to become impactful space businesses.

The program equips you with the knowledge and skills to help you turn an idea into reality.

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Space Fast Start

If you are ready to grow, Fast Start is a 6 month intensive program tailored for each space venture so you can supercharge your commercialisation journey.

You’ll be supported by a dedicated coach, a pool of mentors and have your own workspace at the National Space Industry Hub for the duration of the program. 

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Upcoming events & programs

Space Hub Connect

At the June edition of Space Hub Connect, we will be welcoming some new faces into the Space Hub community.

​Hear all about their amazing backgrounds founding and building space companies and technology, as well network with the best and brightest in the Australian space community.

5:00 - 7:00 PM
Wed, 29 June

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Ecosystem Residents

Our Experts & Mentors

Tim Parsons
Space Expert-in-Residence

Tim is that kid who always wanted to be an Astronaut. After earning a PhD in aerospace engineering, he worked at dot com agencies, corporates and startups worldwide, then spent nearly a decade helping to build the Australian space ecosystem while running startup accelerator programs. Today, Tim coaches space start ups at Cicada, helps lead industry growth associations, like the Space Industry Association of Australia, and consults widely to space Industry and research organisations, like SmartSat CRC. Still obsessed with space flight, Tim also volunteers as part of the Waratah Seed NSW Rideshare Mission.

Lynn McDonald
Microsoft Azure Space Lead, Asia Pacific

Lynn is the Microsoft Azure Space Lead for Asia Pacific. Lynn is focused on bringing together innovation, products, and partnerships to deliver accessible satellite connectivity and space-enabled data and analytics insights to all industry customers. Lynn has 25 years of Space expertise in Defense, the Intelligence Community, and Industry. She retired as a Colonel from the US Air Force in 2019 and joined Microsoft in 2020 to help initiate their efforts in the Space industry. She has experience in satellite operations, space launch, operational test for space programs like GPS, space-based intelligence, and cloud capabilities for space missions. Lynn is passionate about the Australian Space industry and supporting diversity in STEM and the Space industry.

Space Hub Partners

Partner with Us

As community members, Pioneer Partners contribute to the deep tech ecosystem by making an investment of time, capabilities and capital to help our residents grow. In exchange, they have the direct access to the teams who are building the science and engineering businesses of tomorrow.

Meet Julie Autuly

Julie is the head of Space Tech at Cicada Innovations, where she is leading the National Space Industry Hub. She holds Master’s degrees in Physics Engineering and Space Applications. Prior to joining Cicada Innovations, she has worked for the European Space Agency (ESA) and Airbus, in program and project management.

The National Space Industry Hub is proudly supported by the NSW Government.

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