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NT Drone Industry Network

The NT Drone Industry Network is a collaborative group of business, industry, academia and government leading a vibrant and strong drone ecosystem. The Network is connected and collaborative, and focussed on developing world class solutions to the geographic, environmental and economic benefit of the Northern Territory. 

The Northern Territory Government supports the development of a drones industry in the Northern Territory and the Business Innovation unit provides concierge services to the Network.

Drones - an aircraft piloted by remote control or on-board computers. Common terms include:

  • RPAS (remotely piloted aerial systems)
  • UAV (uncrewed aerial vehicle)
  • UAS (uncrewed aerial system).

The Territory is uniquely positioned to grow a specialised drone industry, providing the perfect location to test drone based solutions in remote settings and extreme environmental conditions. This is further supported by a willing and capable group of people across all sectors of the drone ecosystem.

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NT Drone Industry Committee

The NT Drones Industry Committee was established on 29 March 2021 and drives the activities and news to advance the broader NT Drone Industry Network. The Business Innovation Unit at the Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade provide Secretariat services for the committee.

The role of the NT Drones Industry Committee is to advance and grow the Northern Territory’s drone ecosystem by:

  • Increasing drone ecosystem capability in the Northern Territory through collaboration and fostering strong partnerships across industries, government, academia and regulatory authorities
  • Advocating for regulatory and policy reform, along with drone industry safety and social responsibility
  • Promoting Diversity and inclusiveness to encourage an environment which allows the opportunity for everyone to contribute
  • Increase visibility of drone-related opportunities and pathways to encourage future growth and technology advancement of the drone ecosystem.

The network identifies collaborative opportunities that can benefit the NT as well as issues that impact the use of drones for business and research. Members work together to provide services and increase opportunities through identifying training, assisting in mentoring, test bedding and facilitating innovation.

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  • Women

Women's Innovation Network NT

The Northern Territory Government is committed to developing the next generation of STEAMM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics, and medicine) enabled entrepreneurial innovators in the Territory.

The purpose of the Women’s Innovation Network NT (WINN) is to increase diversity and gender equity in innovation and STEAMM through retention, attraction and elevation of women.

The network is working towards the following outcomes:

  • representation of women in innovation and STEAMM in the Territory is strengthened
  • a pipeline of opportunities and pathways to encourage and attract girls and young women into innovation where STEAMM is embedded
  • women are empowered to engage with the Territory’s innovation ecosystem and pursue entrepreneurial opportunities
  • availability and visibility of support and development opportunities are increased.

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  • Energy

NT Energy Innovation Network

The Territory Government is committed to actively engage with the renewable energy sector to accelerate new renewable energy investment.

The Northern Territory Energy Innovation Network aims to:

  • engage individuals and organisations vested in renewable energy to share innovative ideas
  • identify collaborative renewable energy opportunities that benefit the Northern Territory
  • connect members of the network with enquiries made on renewable energy matters
  • identify issues that impact the use of renewable energy for business and research (for example, regulations, environmental operating limits)
  • facilitate innovation through providing a test case for renewable energy technology
  • identify further opportunities for:
    • workforce development opportunities across renewable energy
    • mentoring
    • test bedding.

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Youth Innovation Network NT

The Northern Territory (NT) Government is committed to actively engaging with young people to develop their innovative and entrepreneurial skills in preparation for the jobs of tomorrow.

The NT Youth Innovation Network is intended for parents, caregivers, educators and people over 18 with an interest in:

  • engaging young people and organisations with an interest in activities which support young Territorians to develop innovation and entrepreneurship skills
  • identifying youth focused opportunities that encourage students into STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields
  • collaborating with, and connecting members of the network to businesses who support youth innovation
  • identifying issues that impact STEM and entrepreneurial development and progression
  • establishing a safe collaboration space to engage young people with innovation.

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Page last updated on 19 April 2022