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Latest News From Nova


Aug 11, 2019

Nova Group has been named amongst the top Most Innovative Companies in Australia and New Zealand for 2019!

Listed for the 7th time in 8 years, this year Nova Group is excited to announce they have been named as the 3rd most innovative company in the new Professional Services Category from over 800 organisations.

For the first time, the Australian Financial Review BOSS awards moved to industry lists, offering organisations the opportunity to be truly recognised as a leader in their industry.

Nova Group impressed with their submission on their innovative Digital Twin Proof of Concept, transforming operations from manual, bespoke, people-driven processes to an integrated digital environment. The benefits delivered include:

  • Improved decision making
  • More efficient use of high skilled workforce
  • Real-time awareness of risks to people, equipment and environment
  • End-to-end monitoring of entire operation
  • Safe and predictable production
  • Savings through continuous machine learning and efficiencies
  • Prediction of future outcomes
  • Safe testing of new methods
  • Maximum production at minimum cost.


The prestigious annual list, published by The Australian Financial Review and Boss Magazine, is based on a rigorous assessment process managed by Australia’s leading innovation consultancy, Inventium, in conjunction with a panel of industry expert judges.

Nova Group is excited to be recognised for our Digital Twin Proof of Concept. The foundation of the Nova Group’s culture is built on encouraging an entrepreneurial outlook and innovative thinking. It is a diverse and unique mix of backgrounds, skill sets and safari suits!

View the full list here.



The AFR BOSS Most Innovative Companies list (previously the BRW Most Innovative Companies list) is now in its eighth year. The list ranks the most innovative organisations in Australia and New Zealand, and is the only national list of its kind. For the first time in 2019, the list was broken down into 10 industry categories, effectively ranking organisations against their peers. The list is judged and compiled by Inventium – Australia’s leading innovation consultancy. Inventium uses a unique, scientifically proven approach to help organisations grow through innovation. In 2019, the list comprised of ten industry lists of ten, compiled from over 800 nominations, and 400 shortlisted organisations.

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Nova Group Supports Austrade Cyber Security Campaign

Jul 25, 2019

The Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) recently produced a series of videos to showcase Australian technology in Asia.

As a leading country listed on the UN Global Cyber Security Index, Australia has established significant cyber security capabilities that are gaining increasing recognition globally.

The video series includes a number of Australian companies that have invested in Singapore as a hub for global or regional growth.

Nova Group company Nova Systems is proud to be featured in the Austrade video “Tightening Cyber Security Together”. Ryan Lee, Managing Director Asia and Jeff Tan, Senior Consultant, Cyber Security speak about the latest cyber security threats, opportunities and why Nova Systems has chosen Singapore as its base for regional growth in this sector.

Check out the teaser below!

Teaser video: Cyber attacks are on the rise.

Hear from two companies: Nova Systems, a global technical consultancy and professional services firm, and Cylon on their insights into the opportunities and threats in cyber security industry in Singapore.

This video was made in collaboration between Austrade Singapore and Curtin University, Singapore. Watch the main video to have an insight into the opportunities and threats of cyber security industry in Singapore. For more information about this partnership:

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Nova Group Sponsors Boigu Island in “Battle of the Islands” Football Tournament

Jul 3, 2019

Nova Group is proud to sponsor the men’s and women’s Boigu Island touch football teams in the Torres Strait Islands 2019 “Battle of the Islands” tournament!

Taking place from Tuesday 30 July to Sunday 4 August on Thursday island, the football tournament provides an opportunity for the Torres Strait Islander communities to come together to represent their respective islands and offers indigenous youths an opportunity to showcase their skills and abilities.

Representing Boigu Island are 32 male and female indigenous youths competing in the 2019 touch football tournament.

Due to the extremely remote nature of these islands, the opportunities for the islander communities to compete in tournaments such as these are limited and often rely on the support of sponsors such as Nova Group.

Rich in history and tradition, the Boigu Island is a low-lying mud flat island, sitting approximately 1.6m above sea level in the top Western cluster of the Torres Strait.

The Boigu people hold a strong connection to the land, sea and sky, relying on their traditional knowledge to safely travel the waterways to other islands and mainland Australia and hunt for and gather food.

In recent years, the island has been significantly impacted by changing weather patterns and noticeable increases in rising sea levels.

Boigu Island’s community and traditional landowners are concerned that the reality of rising sea levels brings the risk that Boigu Island and other low-lying communities on Australia’s borders.

The island community and Nova Group are focused on raising awareness of the environmental threat Boigu Island and others are now facing.

Nova Group is proud to support the passionate Boigu Island community, rich in tradition and culture. Good luck!

Learn more about the Boigu Island touch football teams here:

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Nova Group Marks 19th Birthday by Supporting Camp Quality

May 23, 2019

Nova Group is celebrating their 19th birthday!

In 2000, Nova Group – originally Nova Aerospace Pty Ltd – was founded in South Australia by Jim Whalley and Peter Nikoloff. Today, Nova Group has over 550 employees across Australia, New Zealand, Asia, United Kingdom and Europe, all committed to solving the problems that really matter.

This year, to mark the occasion, Nova Group is supporting Camp Quality by hosting a national fundraiser. Each office will be welcoming a Camp Quality representative and raising funds to help families impacted by cancer.

Camp Quality believes kids impacted by cancer should have every opportunity to thrive, a sentiment deeply felt by Nova Systems who is committed to striving to create a better future for their people, their families and the community.

Providing a range of innovative programs and services, Camp Quality aims to develop life skills and strengthen the wellbeing of children ages 0 – 13 growing up with cancer, and their families.

Nova Group is proud to support the highly reputable and long-standing Australian charity, committed to supporting the community.

Many Nova Group employees regularly volunteer their time and efforts to Camp Quality programs and to spreading smiles far and wide in support of their motto ‘laughter is the best medicine’.

Want to donate?

Camp Quality 

We believe kids impacted by cancer should have every opportunity to thrive.

At every stage of the cancer experience, we provide innovative programs and services to develop life skills and strengthen the wellbeing of children aged 0 -13 growing up with cancer, and their families.

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SmartSat CRC set to propel Australia into the global space industry

Apr 15, 2019

Today, the Federal Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews announced the success of the SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) proposal led by The University of South Australia and Nova Systems, parent company Nova Group.

Positioned to propel Australia into the global space industry, the SmartSat CRC initiative is a collaborative research and development effort, providing significant opportunities for the Australian Space industry.

The centre has 74 participants contributing $167 million adding to the federal government’s $55 million spend.

Focusing on advanced satellite communications, connectivity and earth observation, the centre will be based in Adelaide, Australia’s “Space City” alongside the Australian Space Agency and will cement Australia as a future leader in the global space industry.

In sharing the news, Chief Executive Nova Systems ANZ, Mr Steven Robinson highlighted the significant impact the CRC would have in Australia, building sovereign space capability, creating business and employment opportunities, driving innovation, and strengthening the economy.

“It is exciting to be at the forefront of an Australian Space industry milestone. We have already seen overwhelming support and collaboration for the CRC from industry leaders and world-renowned research organisations.”

“The CRC is another step towards the enhancement of the capability and competitiveness of the Australian space sector, providing an opportunity for the next generation of space companies and technologies.”

Mr Robinson also recognised Australia’s growing space industry as an inspiration for young Australians to pursue a career in STEM, an area Nova Systems is deeply committed to through their delivery of specialist capability training.

The Australian Space Agency’s goal of creating a $12 billion Australian space industry, generating an extra 20,000 jobs by 2030, is in reach with the largest R&D investment into Australia’s space industry to date.

Nova Systems signed a Statement of Strategic Intent with the Australian Space Agency in December 2018. The statement demonstrates Nova Systems commitment to the Australian Space industry and development of sovereign space-based capabilities.

In support of their commitment, Nova Systems recently obtained Spectrum licences for a range of frequencies within the satellite spectrum from the Australian Communication and Media Authority. The licences are set to bolster the Australian space economy by supporting satellite users in several innovative ways.

The SmartSat CRC will ensure Australia can execute a technological leap-frog to deliver smart satellite systems that are Australian designed, owned and operated and that will deliver the nation real-time connectivity, surveillance and sensing capability over land and sea, earth observation data to monitor climate and development, and the power to drive industry innovation and the growth of the Internet of Things.

Nova Systems

Nova Systems is an Australian owned and operated Global Professional Service Provider, specialising in the provision of technology enabling solutions and world class expertise to deliver complex capabilities and systems and solve technologically challenging problems. We solve the problems that really matter.


The University of South Australia is Australia’s University of Enterprise. Our culture of innovation is anchored around global and national links to academic, research and industry partners. Our graduates are the new urban professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change. Our research is inventive and adventurous and we create new knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity.

SmartSat CRC

The SmartSat CRC will create leapfrogging technologies in advanced telecommunications and smart satellite systems to build Australia’s space infrastructure for advanced communications and connectivity, remote sensing and monitoring for its land, sea and oceans. It brings together nearly 100 partners and international collaborators which, together with significant investment by the Australian Federal Government, have committed $245 million and represents the biggest space industry R&D collaboration in Australia’s history.

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