The space economy - opportunities for WA

The space economy - opportunities for WA

WA
Nov 21
Growing Australia’s space industry presents significant opportunities. Join a panel of industry leaders to discuss the opportunities for Western Australian (WA) businesses and research institutions.

Speakers

The Hon. Dave Kelly, WA Minister for Water; Fisheries; Forestry; Innovation and ICT; Science
Professor Peter Klinken AC, Chief Scientist of Western Australia Science and Innovation, WA Department of Jobs, Tourism Science and Innovation
Professor Deborah Terry AO, Vice Chancellor, Curtin University

Event overview

From the development of technology, such as autonomous vehicles, remote operations technology and geospatial awareness systems, to global research projects, WA has a considerable opportunity to capitalise on its mining, resource and defence sector expertise to develop a space industry. 

Globally, the space industry employs approximately 900,000 people. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development estimate the space economy represented USD $256.3 billion in revenue in 2013 and the UK Space Agency expect this figure to grow to USD $512 billion by 2030.

Although the Australian space sector hires around 10,000 people and produces an annual revenue of up to $4 billion, the industry is thought to be underperforming compared to the size of Australia’s overall economy. CEDA’s event will highlight opportunities for engagement and investment.

Join industry, academia and government representatives as we explore the question: could space be part of WA’s economic future?
 

Meet the speakers

The Hon. Dave Kelly
WA Minister for Water; Fisheries; Forestry; Innovation and ICT; Science

Professor Peter Klinken AC
Chief Scientist of Western Australia Science and Innovation, WA Department of Jobs, Tourism Science and Innovation

Professor Deborah Terry AO
Vice Chancellor, Curtin University

Senator Linda Reynolds CSC
Senator for Western Australia

Supported by CEDA member

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