Australian-based SYPAQ has launched its Innovation Collaboration Office at the South Australian government’s innovation precinct, Lot Fourteen, in Adelaide.
Situated in the heritage-listed Margaret Graham Building in Adelaide’s Lot Fourteen Innovation Precinct, this new office builds on SYPAQ’s existing South Australian presence and projected growth in the state.
The office will be dedicated to supporting local industry and partnering with like-minded organisations to address complex and emerging technology challenges for the government and defence sectors.
Speaking at the event to mark the opening of the office, David Ridgway, South Australian Minister for Trade and Investment, welcomed the launch of SYPAQ's Innovation Collaboration Office: "SYPAQ’s expansion into South Australia is great news for our existing organisations and provides the opportunity for the company to build its presence as they seek to grow new partnerships.
"I look forward to seeing them integrate themselves into Lot Fourteen, which provides a great collaborative environment for their business growth."
SYPAQ managing director, David Vicino, said, "The decision to establish an office in South Australia was an easy one to make. In addition to our existing customer base including Defence and Services Australia (formerly DHS), the local market is poised for growth in the defence, science and technology sectors, and the ability to work alongside other innovative businesses at Lot Fourteen only enhances the opportunities available."
This was echoed by SYPAQ CEO Amanda Holt, who said, "SYPAQ collaborates with organisations large and small. We have partnered with SMEs on Defence innovation projects, supported international firms to win and deliver large contracts, and worked with research institutions on next-generation technologies.
"We look forward to bringing this heritage and partnering ethos to South Australia."
Lot Fourteen is home to the Australian Space Agency headquarters and will also serve as a Defence Landing Pad and will be overseen by Defence SA, providing immediate access to affordable, short-term office facilities co-located with other like-minded companies and industry associations.
The combination of the Defence Landing Pad and the new Australian Space Agency headquarters will support companies, providing access to government and industry support services in a single location, providing assistance with local regulations, migration, business establishment and real estate, as well as information on workforce availability and skilling opportunities.
The seven-hectare redevelopment site aims to drive jobs growth in these fast growing industries as well as blockchain, robotics and related technologies, with around 1,000 people expected to be working at Lot Fourteen by late 2019.
More than 40 businesses, including aerospace, technology and innovation giant Lockheed Martin, recently announced tenancy at the site.
SYPAQ was incorporated in Victoria, Australia, as a company in 1992. SYPAQ’s core business spans management and technology consulting, systems integration and managed services. We assist organisations transform strategy into capability through the application of a variety of disciplines spanning the entire acquisition life cycle.