Revolutionising Space: Insights into iLAuNCH’s Trailblazer Program

25 June, 6:00am - 6:30am UTC | Fireside Chat
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Join us for an engaging discussion Milica Symul, CEO of iLAuNCH, who will delve into the Trailblazer Universities Program, an integral part of the Australian Government’s efforts to advance the nation’s space industry. Learn how iLAuNCH, in partnership with prominent academic institutions, is driving innovation and fostering collaboration to propel Australia’s space sector forward.

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Milica will explore the Trailblazer Universities program, collaboration of regionally based institutions, led by the University of Southern Queensland with The Australian National University, and the University of South Australia. Discover how iLAuNCH brings together over 20 industry organisations to build Australia’s sovereign space capability by addressing critical gaps and accelerating development of a space technology sector by fast-tracking R&D into commercial products and services.

What you will learn

  • Gain insights into how iLAuNCH is commercialising cutting-edge ideas into space hardware
  • Explore the program’s focus on research commercialisation, creating a launch-ready technology ecosystem and fostering industry skill development
  • Discover transformative impact of iLAuNCH on regional Queensland and beyond and gain a deeper understanding of its contributions to Australia’s space industry growth and innovation

Speaker biography

Ilaunch milicaMilica Symul, Chief Operating Officer at iLAuNCH Space Trailblazer Program

Milica Symul is an experienced Senior Manager with demonstrated achievements in the R&D and higher education sectors. She has a PhD in physics, and has led research and innovation capabilities across Australia, building her knowledge of strategic planning and commercialisation. As the Chief Operations Officer (iLAuNCH), Dr Symul will work alongside the executive team to design and implement business operations, establish policies that promote the Trailblazer vision, and oversee general operations, including financial governance.

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