It was another big year for Lot Fourteen, with 11 new tenants and those onsite establishing new facilities as they grow. From Saber Astronautics’ new state HQ and Spacecraft Design Facility, SmartSat’s SCARLET lab and QuantX’s Ravensnest – these organisations have ramped up teams, capabilities and programs this year.
Just in case you missed it, here were our top stories of 2023…and watch this space for 2024 upcoming news!
High growth space companies, QuantX Labs, Inovor Technologies, Sitael Australia, CyberOps and Neumann Space, in Lot Fourteen’s SpaceLab, have collectively seen a four-fold increase in new jobs created since moving to the innovation district.
The Australian Space Agency installed a giant inflatable astronaut, named Astro, as part of the Adelaide Fringe.
Leading European defence company MBDA has joined the growing list of defence companies taking up residence in South Australia’s Lot Fourteen innovation district. The company will establish a new Australian office at the Defence and Space Landing Pad, a one-stop-shop that supports the relocation of international companies to South Australia.
Launched at Lot Fourteen the National Indigenous Space Academy will see up to five students studying in STEM fields travel to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California for a 10-week full-time summer internship program.
Lot Fourteen launches new magazine and website
Boundless magazine tells stories from across the innovation district focused on defence, space, critical technologies, cyber and creative industries. The magazine’s aim is to stimulate and drive business, workforce and investment attraction via global, national and local markets, while building community, collaboration and innovation locally. Lot Fourteen’s new website positions South Australia firmly at the heart of innovation, with an updated look and feel (with fun interactive animation effects) and virtual tour built by tenant, Lateral Vision.
Good Neighbour, opened in March, in heritage-listed Bice Building on North Terrace, reflecting the innovation district’s wellness credentials, offering South Australian produce, offering takeaway sumptuous small bites, brekky and lunch; together with coffees and an array of healthy smoothies and cold drinks.
In a national first, the government is introducing a new state-wide innovation model to strategically connect the state’s growing innovation districts including Lot Fourteen, Tonsley Innovation District and Adelaide BioMed City, announced Premier Peter Malinauskas at the State of the State Address in March. The new model will be led by Lot Fourteen’s State Project Lead, Diane Dixon.
In March, Lot Fourteen became home to two of Australia’s three leading space launch providers, after landing South Australian space company, Southern Launch.
SCARLET-α is the flagship of a suite of projects SmartSat will deliver under its SCARLET lab (laboratory) at Lot Fourteen. The SmartSat initiative to develop innovative technologies across spacecraft autonomy, on-board Artificial Intelligence and data analytics. The lab provides a collaborative platform to bring together researchers and industry to advance autonomy and produce tangible outcomes for Defence and Civil pursuits, enabling Australia’s next space missions.
Lot Fourteen has teamed up with Global Institute of Innovation Districts to advance one of the most promising models for 21st century innovation, work and urban living.
Tech companies, Teamgage, HutSix and Versent are celebrating new digs at Lot Fourteen, each with their own story of rapid growth.
South Australian company 11point2 announced the opening of its expanded presence at Lot Fourteen this week as a result of a collaboration between the company and DTEX Systems, RAA and Space Machines Company, and MITRE Corporation, a globally leading cyber organisation headquartered in the US.
Space mission operations company Saber Astronautics has opened its new Adelaide-based office during a visit by the Premier of South Australia, Peter Malinauskas MP. The new facility in the Bice Building at the Lot Fourteen industry innovation centre, will serve as Saber’s primary place of business in the state, and includes both software development and new spacecraft design facilities.
QuantX has built a collaborative workspace named, RavensNest, that occupies the first floor of the SpaceLab building within Adelaide’s innovation district, Lot Fourteen. RavensNest was opened by Australia’s Chief Defence Scientist Professor Tanya Monro and the South Australian Premier the Hon Peter Malinauskas MP
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