Minister for Defence and Space Industries
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.
The Landing Pad is a one-stop-shop that supports the relocation and set-up of international companies in South Australia.
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.
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.
CGI joins a host of defence and space companies that have utilised the Defence and Space Landing Pad as grounding for their expansion into SA including Saber Astronautics, Bureau Veritas, CBG Systems and Ghenova.
With significant investments being made by State and Federal governments as well as a growing number of private companies, Adelaide is emerging as a leading force in the nation’s defence and space industries.
The Defence and Space Landing Pad, managed by Defence SA, provides an important foundation for resident 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.
Quotes attributable to Susan Close
South Australia is emerging as a bright light in the global constellation of defence and space economies, and the Defence and Space Landing Pad is just one example of successful investment in our state’s innovative space and defence offerings.
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.
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.
Quotes attributable to Tony Nicholls, CGI Director of Space, Defence and Intelligence
Since we established our Space, Defence and Intelligence Hub in South Australia around a year ago, we have gained access to space and defence markets, recruited new members and worked on innovative new projects.
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.
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.
Quote attributable to Di Dixon, State Project Lead, Lot Fourteen
We welcome CGI into the growing curated and collaborative ecosystem at Lot Fourteen and know the company will expertly leverage opportunities here.
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.
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.