SA FutureNet Adelaide Event 3: Space - The Final Frontier SOLD OUT!!

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Date: Tuesday, 26 June 2018 to Tuesday, 26 June 2018
Address: Adelaide, SA Australia
Place: The Playford Adelaide
Total Price: $0.00

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FutureNet Event 3: Space the Final Frontier

Tuesday 26 June 2018

The Playford Adelaide

Registration 7:15am, for a 7:30am start, 9:00am close

Event Cost: ALL tickets $65 (incl gst) 


Where do the opportunities exist for Adelaide?


Recently, we’ve all heard a lot about space, from the State Government starting the South Australian Space Industry Centre (SASIC) to the Federal Government committing to establish a national space agency - and of course one company’s plans for a mission to Mars!

But where do the opportunities really exist for Adelaide’s young professionals to join this new and exciting industry?


Joins us to discuss:


What a South Australian space industry could look like and;

What Australia’s Space Industry could provide to the global space community


Speakers to present and take questions are:

·         Peter Nikoloff

Executive Director | Co-founder Nova Systems

·         Nicola Sasanelli

Director | South Australian Space Industry Centre (SASIC)



Speaker Bio’s


Peter Nikoloffis an Executive Director, co-founder of Nova and Senior Weapons System Engineer. He is a member of the Nova Group's Executive Management Team and on the board of two other companies within the Group. He obtained an Aeronautical Engineering degree from RMIT in 1986 and has over 20 years’ experience supporting and conducting test and evaluation of aerospace and defence systems. Prior to starting Nova, Pete worked as a Flight Test Engineer at the RAAF's Aircraft Research and Development Unit (ARDU) in the role of Senior F/A-18 Hornet Test Engineer. Pete served at ARDU for over ten years and has vast experience over a range of aircraft and associated systems. He had major involvement with several Hornet Test & Evaluation projects, including the Hornet Upgrade Project and various missile evaluation and integration projects. Pete is a chartered professional engineer and member of the Institution of Engineers, Society of Flight Test Engineers, Flight Test Society of Australia and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Pete also actively supports the industry in other capacities such as:

  • President of the Australian Chapter of the International Test and Evaluation Association (ITEA)
  • Member of the National Committee for Space Engineering within Engineers Australia
  • Chair for the Systems Engineering and Test & Evaluation Conference (SETE 2010)
  • Active involvement with the Australian Space Science and Industry Senate Enquiry



Nicola Sasanelli is the Director, South Australian Space Industry Centre. He joined Defence SA in April 2016 when the newly formed Space Industry and R&D Collaborations team transferred to the department. In September 2017 the South Australian Space Industry Centre was created, with Nicola as Director. The focus of his current role is to support space industry growth and increase international R&D collaborations in South Australia’s space sector.

Nicola graduated from the University of Bari, Italy in 1987 with a degree in Electronics Engineering.

He went on to work as a researcher in microelectronics high-reliability components at Tecnopolis S&T Park, Bari before being appointed as Scientific Attaché at the Embassy of Italy in Canberra from 2001 to 2008.

In 2009, Nicola joined the South Australian Government as a Special Envoy for higher education research and technology transfer to Europe with the Department of Premier and Cabinet and later as Director for Greater Europe and R&D Collaborations. He went on to work with the Department of State Development as Director for International R&D Collaborations.

From 2003 to 2013 he was appointed as Adjunct Professor of Science and Technology at the University of Canberra, Australia and in 2007 he became an Honorary Member of the Order of Australia. 


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