Space Foundations is a free online course for you to gain foundational knowledge and skills in commercialising space technology.

About the course

This course is for entrepreneurs, technologists, and researchers with a space tech idea, looking to learn the foundational building blocks necessary to turn their breakthrough technology into a business or a real-world venture.

You’ll learn from our expert faculty including Dr Tim Parsons (SmartSat CRC), Bill Bartee (Main Sequence Ventures), and Sally-Ann Williams (Cicada Innovations), as well as case studies of Australian space startups, practical worksheets and useful resources to help you get started on your journey.

Enrol in the course and learn at your own pace, from anywhere at any time.

The modules include:

  1. Introduction to the Australian space ecosystem

  2. Commercialising your research

  3. Lean startup 101

  4. Communicate about your business

  5. Build what customers want

  6. How to analyse your market and understand the competition

Faculty & case studies include:

  • Tim Parsons

  • Sally-Ann Williams

  • Bill Bartee

  • Hebbat Mahny

  • Sian Priest

  • Antaris

  • Space Machines

  • HEO Robotics

Contact the team here for more information

National Space Industry Hub

The National Space Industry Hub contributes to creating a vibrant and globally competitive space industry delivering benefits for all Australians. It is founded on world-class research, innovation, collaboration, and commercialisation.

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. We’ll also be offering commercialisation training programs nationally to share essential knowledge for anyone on the path of creating a space tech venture.