Headquartered at Adelaide’s innovation and collaboration precinct, Lot Fourteen, GRAVITY Challenge connects start-ups, entrepreneurs and universities with business and governments to solve real world challenges using space enabled data, technology and capability.
Round 03 saw innovators demonstrate inspired thinking using space-sourced data to offer solutions to challenges ranging from correctly identifying crops detected in satellite imagery to driving better access to healthcare services and supplies and equipping Australian farmers with climate management tools to build business resilience.
Adelaide-based innovators Frazer-Nash Consultancy were named among the Australian challenge champions, with members from the consultancy’s South Australian, New South Wales and Victorian offices collaborating to solve the issue of detecting sagging electricity lines to ensure public safety for South Australian electricity transmission specialist, Electranet.
Challenge Champions will now go on to continue conversations with their respective challenger organisations to scale up their proposed solutions.
Since launching in South Australia in 2019, the program has expanded globally from two participating countries in the first year, to 12 this year including Australia, Japan, United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Luxemburg, Austria, Poland, Hungary, Romania and the Czech Republic.
The Government of South Australia are proud to support the GRAVITY Challenge since it was established. The program continues to go from strength to strength and will continue its expansion when round 04 kicks off in 2022.