Global IT and business consulting services firm CGI has established its new Space, Defence and Intelligence Hub at Lot Fourteen’s Defence and Space Landing Pad.
CGI provides end-to-end IT-related services and advises, builds, implements and operates bespoke technically complex, mission-critical information systems. With 88,500 consultants and professionals worldwide, CGI selected South Australia for its Space, Defence and Intelligence Australian base in 2021, to tap into the artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data capabilities the state has to offer.
“The opportunity for close collaboration with our partners in South Australia’s innovative space and defence industry such as Sypaq and Saber Astronautics makes the Defence and Space Landing Pad at Lot Fourteen a great new base for CGI in Adelaide,” said CGI Director of Space, Defence and Intelligence Tony Nicholls.
“Lot Fourteen’s innovation district provides the opportunity to fully immerse ourselves at the heart of the thriving space and defence ecosystem in South Australia.”
With a host of innovative projects on the horizon, CGI’s move to larger facilities at the Defence and Space Landing Pad within the Lot Fourteen innovation district demonstrates the company’s ongoing commitment to South Australia and developing Australian industry capability.
Deputy Premier of South Australia and Minister for Defence and Space Industries Susan Close said CGI adds to the state’s emergence as a bright light in the global constellation of defence and space economies.
“Our space and defence ecosystems are growing at a rapid pace, and the sky’s the limit in terms of the benefits it can provide our state,’ she said.
“The government remains focussed on attracting high-calibre companies and talent to South Australia and Lot Fourteen to ensure the industry continues to thrive and CGI are a great example of this success.”
State Project Lead at Lot Fourteen Di Dixon also welcomed CGI’s arrival to the innovation district.
“We welcome CGI into the growing curated and collaborative ecosystem at Lot Fourteen and know the company will expertly leverage opportunities here,” she said.
“Driving productivity and solving complex global challenges that lead to greater economic, social and cultural prosperity is the focus at Lot Fourteen. We look forward to CGI being a part of the community.”
The Defence and Space Landing Pad, managed by Defence SA, is a one-stop-shop that supports the relocation and set-up of international companies in South Australia. It provides an important foundation for companies to tap into a range of government support programs and a network of industry consultants, all while operating from the state’s exciting innovation district in the heart of the Adelaide CBD.
Image (L-R): Dr Sholto Forbes-Spyratos, CGI Australia Space Lead and Tony Nicholls CGI Director of Space, Defence and Intelligence at Adelaide’s Lot Fourteen innovation district.