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Nova Systems Shortlisted in 2019 Australian Defence Industry Awards

Aug 12, 2019

Nova Systems is excited to be shortlisted in Defence Connects 2019 inaugural Australian Defence Industry Awards!

The awards celebrate the best of the best in Australia’s defence industry and recognises the outstanding contribution of professionals and businesses working within the defence industry across 30+ categories.

Nova Systems is thrilled to be shortlisted for Defence Innovator of the Year and Graduate Program of the Year, with Sherry Tang, Graduate Engineer shortlisted for Graduate of the Year.

With an exceptional field of 240 shortlists and over 600 submissions representing 150 companies, Nova Systems is proud to have been recognised within the breadth of experience, talent and capability from across Australia’s defence industry.

Recognising leading professionals and businesses, rather than products and platforms, the Australian Defence Industry Awards universally acknowledges all defence industry stakeholders – from our primes, SMEs, academic institutions and associations, through to high-performing individuals such as defence executives, Indigenous and female leaders, students, scientists, technicians and academics.

The awards dinner will take place on 26 September.

Defence Connect Australian Defence Industry Awards 2016

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Aug 9, 2019

Nova Systems 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 Systems 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 Systems 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 Systems is excited to be recognised for our Digital Twin Proof of Concept. The foundation of Nova Systems’ 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.

NOVA SYSTEMS INSIGHTS – Digital Twin for Energy and Resources Sectors

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Nova Systems Exhibiting at PACIFIC 2019!

Aug 8, 2019

Nova Systems is exhibiting at PACIFIC 2019. The biennial Pacific International Maritime Exposition will be held in Sydney from Tuesday 8 to Thursday 10 October 2019.

As the only comprehensive international exhibition of its kind in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, PACIFIC 2019 will again provide the essential showcase for commercial maritime and naval defence industries to promote their capabilities to decision-makers from around the world.

Held in the heart of Sydney and on the shores of one of the world’s most beautiful harbours, PACIFIC 2019 will be the 11th in the series and builds on the highly successful biennial events since 2000.

Specifically developed to satisfy the needs of industry, government and defence professionals across the broad spectrum of maritime affairs, PACIFIC 2019 is not open to the general public.


Nova Systems is a trusted partner in the delivery of maritime capability.

A great Australian maritime company and a 100% Australian-owned and operated professional services provider, Nova Systems has proven expertise providing solutions and support across the entire capability lifecycle in the Australian, New Zealand and International Maritime domains.

At PACIFIC 2019, Nova Systems will be showcasing their innovative and industry leading technology, maximising efficiencies throughout the Systems Engineering lifecycle. Innovating at the forefront of emerging technologies, Nova Systems connects and enables technology to solve the problems that really matter to their clients.

With their reputation as an industry leader in delivering Specialist Systems Engineering, System Safety and Test & Evaluation, paired with Nova Systems’ suite of proven propriety tools and approaches, cements Nova Systems as a trusted partner in the delivery of maritime capability.

Additionally, Nova Systems leads QinetiQ and PwC as Team Nova, providing Australian Defence’s Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) a truly sovereign capability as Major Service Provider (MSP). As one of four MSPs, Team Nova are actively growing the capability and capacity within Australian Defence and Defence Industry, especially through specific commitments to engage and promote small to medium enterprises (SMEs).

As the proud principal sponsor of the 2019 ADF Rugby Union Champions, the Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union (RANRU) team, Nova Systems is delighted to continue to provide their support to an organisation with so much history and a strong team culture at PACIFIC 2019.

Nova Systems provides Australia, New Zealand and the International Maritime domain with world class independent expertise in maritime capability. Visit us at stand #3J4 to learn more about why we are a trusted partner in the delivery of maritime capability and how we can solve the problems that really matter to you.



PACIFIC 2019 is a global business event, attracting senior merchant marine, shore services, maritime and defence industry, military and government decision-makers from around the world.

Nova Systems Proudly Sponsors Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union

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Boigu Island Takes Part in Battle of the Islands Football Tournament

Jul 24, 2019

On 1 August 2019, the Torres Strait “Battle of the Islands” men’s and women’s football tournament will commence, bringing together youths from across the Torres Strait Islander Communities.

Kathleen (KJ) Pabai is journeying to Thursday Island to represent Boigu Island in the women’s football tournament proudly sponsored by Nova Systems.

Belonging to the Koe Buway (big tribe) and a proud member of the Samu (emu/cassowary) clan, the 17-year-old daughter of Keith and Daisy Pabai is counting down with great anticipation to the event.

A talented and driven touch football player, KJ has been playing the game she loves since she was fourteen. With speed, skill and a competitive spirit, this indigenous female excels on the field with her natural ability and motivation to train, taking all opportunities to play in preparation for the upcoming Battle of the Islands.

Having just finished a season in a local Cairns competition, where she is studying Education at James Cook University, KJ played in Indigenous Team, Kustomz. KJ has also played in school competitions throughout high school and represented her home island of Boigu in previous tournaments.

From a sporting family, her siblings and cousins will feature in a variety of roles in the Thursday Island sporting competition in August. Representing the Boigu Island community as players and in coaching and managing capacities are her brothers Keith Jr and Nathan and sister Stephanie.

KJ impressed on the fact that the football team is her family as well, all supporting and encouraging each other.

“All my teammates are my family,” says KJ, “our positive team spirit and the way we encourage each other is what I love best about playing the game.”

A proud islander, KJ spends her leisure time playing volleyball, touch and basketball at the local facilities. Participating to keep fit, socialise and bond with her community members, KJ prioritises time with her family, engaging in other popular activities that island life offers such as boating, picnics, camping and fishing.

Fishing and hunting are very necessary skills that her and the other youths are taught from a young age, as the locals rely on these sources of food that the surrounding sea provides. Many traditional methods are still adhered to and availability of food and access depends on seasons, weather and tides.

When asked about the issue of climate change and how it has affected Boigu island, KJ said, “It scares me, that one day we might not be able to stay there. We might have to move to the mainland and then we will lose the connection to our island. Our culture will be lost.”

Nova Systems 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. Good luck KJ and to her teammates!

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