Innovation Catalysts – Creating Reality in Australia

Please join us for a briefing on three major initiatives Australian industry and research are pursuing in the fields of radio-astronomy, vehicle to vehicle communications and co-operative transport systems. The immediate and downstream business opportunities for innovative Australian enterprises are compelling!

When: Wednesday, 20 April 2011 – 12 noon for 12.30pm to 2.00pm
Where: Seminar Room, Fisher Adams Kelly, Level 29,
12 Creek Street, Brisbane (light lunch will be served)
RSVP: Janice Humphreys
Ph: +61 7 5474 5164 or Mob 0404 045 955

Welcome Paul Thompson – Partner, Fisher Adams Kelly

John Humphreys, Chair, Australasian SKA Industry Consortium
Shane Enchelmaier, Manager Tolling Operations, BrisConnections – Dedicated Short Range Communications
Prof Ljubo Vlacic, Director, Intelligent Control Systems Lab, Griffith University – Cooperative Transport Systems


  • CSIRO is building the Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP) precursor telescope to demonstrate
  • Australia’s technological capacity to host the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), one of the world’s largest and most ambitious science projects ever devised.
  • Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle to Infrastructure (V2I) developments throughout the world are being enhanced by Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC), which promises to dramatically save lives and reduce injuries. An Australian company is a key player in international field trials in this rapidly emerging area.
  • Cooperative Transport Systems (CTS) solutions will reduce road fatalities, address traffic congestion, minimise CO2 emissions, increase people’s mobility and enhance transport system efficiency.