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Nova Systems Silver Sponsor of 2019 SETE Conference

Apr 17, 2019

Nova Systems is a silver sponsor of the 2019 Systems Engineering Test and Evaluation (SETE) Conference!

In 2019, the conference will focus on Systems Science and Engineering for a better Australia, combining a professionally stimulating technical program with exhibits and presentations by sponsors and tool vendors. The conference will take place at the QT Hotel from Monday 29 April to Wednesday 1 May, in Canberra.

Nova Systems is Australia’s premier Systems Engineering and specialist Test and Evaluation services and solutions provider. This year, Nova Systems will showcase how they blend classical systems engineering processes with digital technology, model based approaches and domain expertise to deliver superior capability outcomes.

As a sponsor for the Test & Evaluation (T&E) program on Tuesday 30 April, Bill Bunton, Capability Lead – T&E will be sharing Nova Systems’ extensive T&E experience and knowledge via a panel discussion on the benefits of a robust Australian T&E capability to support and deliver systems assurance in a complex, systems of systems environment in 2020 and beyond. Mr Bunton will also present on SETE and Vocational Training.

Sponsoring the Systems Thinking, Modelling and Simulation program on Wednesday 1 May, Nova Systems’ Brad Spencer will be presenting the academic paper ‘Plying the Art of the Possible’, a Soldier Combat System Model Based Engineering Case Study. Authored by Meredith Hue, Jaya Sudarpa and Brad Spencer, the paper showcases the value-proposition of a model-based System of Systems methodology as applied within a Digital Engineering Environment through leveraging world best practice.

Ray Hentzschel, Senior Systems Engineer will be presenting ‘A Case for Standardising Systems Engineering Certification’, sharing the work being undertaken by the international standards committee ISO/IEC JTC1/SC7 working group to define a standard for certification of System Engineering professionals.

Cyber Security Consultant, Justin Parker will also be conducting a tutorial on Cyber Security Fundamentals.

Nova Systems blends classical systems engineering processes with digital technology, model based approaches and domain expertise to deliver superior capability outcomes. Visit us at stand 2 to learn more about our capabilities and how we can help solve the problems that really matter to you.

The provisional program is now available for review.

SETE 2019 Provisional Program


SETE Conference

SETE 2019 is an annual conference organised by the System Engineering Society of Australia (SESA) and the Southern Cross Chapter of the International Test and Evaluation Association (ITEA).

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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.

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 $12billion 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 a 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, represent the biggest space industry R&D collaboration in Australia’s history.

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Media Contact: Sarah de Valence

Position: Group Communications Manager

Telephone: 07 3129 2237



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Nova Systems Sponsors Adelaide High School in F1 STEM Competition

Apr 1, 2019

Nova Systems is a proud sponsor of Adelaide High School team ‘Lickety Split’ competing in the F1 worldwide STEM competition!

Selected as a wild card entry, the team competed in the F1 in Schools STEM Challenge™. The challenge is the world’s foremost student competition for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

The team is comprised of five hardworking students: Ivy Bell, Madeleine Berryman, Madeline Budgen, Sonia Huynh, and Ying Stokes. The unique team name was created by the students and represents the energy of their group.

Each year more than 17,000 schools in 44 nations take on the challenge of developing the world’s fastest miniature F1 car. Here in Australia approximately 22,000 students are involved each year with over ten times that being exposed to the program and having access to the same classroom technology used by the students to design and build their cars.

Congratulations to Lickety Split for placing 5th in the Australian competition!

Lickety Split, Adelaide High School

F1 in Schools


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Nova Systems Opens New Headquarters in Asia

Mar 28, 2019

Nova Systems 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 – Nova Systems parent company – 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 also house Nova Systems sister company, 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 Singapore region. Nova Systems investment in the new office demonstrates their continued commitment to building a strong Singaporean company to solve the problems that really matter to our clients.

Nova Systems is focused on helping clients to strengthen their cyber security around critical information infrastructure, improving safety of unmanned system operations and deepening their knowledge of deep engineering and technology subjects through training.

Covering over 3,300 sqft of space at Kallang Place, the office offers room for further expansion of Nova Systems cyber security, unmanned systems and defence capability assurance offerings in Asia.

Nova Systems Singapore Office Opening

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 in delivering complex capabilities and systems to solve technologically challenging problems. We solve the problems that really matter.

GVH Aerospace

GVH Aerospace is a global civil aerospace company providing engineering and operational solutions to help our clients achieve competitiveness and meet their business objectives. With EASA Part 21J, Subpart P and CASA design approvals, we provide innovative and cost-effective solutions to customers, including commercial aircraft and business jet operators, helicopter operators and special mission/aeromedical operators. Our design centres in Europe, Asia and Australia provide round-the-clock support to all our customers globally.


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Media Contact

Sarah de Valence

Position:                       Group Communications Manager

Telephone:                   +61 8 8252 7100


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