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Adelaide-based deep-tech start-up company QuantX Labs has launched what it believes is a breakthrough concept in Defence innovation. The company has built a collaborative workspace named RavensNest that occupies the first floor of the Space Lab building within Adelaide’s innovation precinct, Lot Fourteen.
This new facility, a capability accelerator, is designed to super-charge South Australia’s defence innovation ecosystem by allowing defence companies to work hand-in-glove with defence researchers, University researchers and the Australian Defence Force, says QuantX Labs.
The environment is designed to ensure that transformative technologies will be fast-tracked from research through to sovereign capability, answering the most urgent problems for defence by harnessing complementarity between the partners as well as delivering focus, scale and a can-do culture.
RavensNest is named for the intelligent and quick Australian raven, especially the way that flocks of these birds work closely and co-operatively in a team to achieve more than could be achieved individually. This dynamic and collaborative precinct will provide the nurturing environment to ensure that ideas and inventions will take flight by drawing the best from all participants.
The facility currently houses staff from DST Group, University of Adelaide researchers and QuantX Labs. The founders welcome like-minded partners and collaborators to join them on this journey.
RavensNest is aligned with the vision of the Defence Strategic Review (DSR) and the new Australian Strategic Capability Accelerator (ASCA), where industry and government share the risk associated with innovating new technologies.
Critically, over the longer term, all partners in RavensNest have a commitment to see that the cutting-edge technologies developed within the facility also find their way into civilian products making everyone’s lives better.