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: www.austrade.com/partnership.
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: https://www.facebook.com/boigutouch/
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? https://fundraise.campquality.org.au/fundraisers/novasystemsteam
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.
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 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.
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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Nova Group Opens New Headquarters in Asia
Mar 28, 2019
Nova Group is pleased to announce the official opening of its new headquarters in Asia on 26th March 2019 in Singapore.
The office was opened by Ms Kate Duff, Australian Deputy High Commissioner to Singapore and Mr Greg Hume, Nova Group CEO via a symbolic ribbon-cutting ceremony.
In her keynote address, Ms Kate Duff highlighted the continued deepening of economic and defence co-operation between Australia and Singapore under the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. Ms Duff noted the partnership has enabled organisations such as Nova Systems to pursue continued growth in Singapore.
“We are excited to continue to expand our footprint in Asia through our new office in Singapore. This represents our ongoing commitment to the region and collaboration with our partners in industry, academia and government” said Mr Hume.
The headquarters will house professional services provider Nova Systems and civil aerospace engineering firm GVH Aerospace.
On Tuesday, representatives hosted their local partners and clients at the event to celebrate their collective achievements over the past four years since first opening their doors in Singapore in 2015.
Since then, the team has grown from 5 to 20 employees, providing job opportunities within the region. Nova Group’s investment in the new office demonstrates their continued commitment to building a strong Singaporean company to spearhead business growth in Asia.
Covering over 3,300 sqft of space at Kallang Place, the office features a large production room for aircraft interior parts and room for further expansion of Nova Group’s aerospace design, cyber security, unmanned systems and defence service capabilities in Asia.
Nova Group acts as the parent company for professional services provider Nova Systems, civil aerospace engineering firm GVH Aerospace, Geospatial firm Geoplex, and software as a service firm two10degrees.
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