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Lot Fourteen Uncovered: Discover Australia’s fastest growing innovation precinct!

Thursday, 02 September 2021

} Full Tour: 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM (ACST)

} Post Tour Networking Event: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM (ACST)

Lot Fourteen

AIIA Full Package AIIA Member Price: $50.00 (Ex. GST, booking fees & charges) Includes tour and networking social event

Network Event (Without tour) AIIA Member Price: $50.00 (Ex. GST, booking fees & charges)

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Full Package Non-member Price: $75.00 (Ex. GST, booking fees & charges) Includes tour and networking social event

Network Event (Without tour) Non-member Price: $40.00 (Ex. GST, booking fees & charges)


This is an opportunity to be part of an exclusive guided tour of the Lot Fourteen precinct.

Lot Fourteen is already home to over 1,200 people who are co-located on the edge of the Adelaide CBD to foster collaboration and provide an exciting environment that will shape the future of the Hi-tech, space & defence industries. Its tenants include global titans such as AWS, Google, MTX, world leading AI & Space research, and startups who are shaping the future of Australia – and the world.

In addition to over $1.1bn of Government and private investment, Lot Fourteen is the home of the Australian space industry with the headquarters of the Australian Space Agency, the largest ever Cooperative Research Centre – the SmartSat CRC and satellite manufacturers.

The afternoon will kick off at 2.30pm with The Hon David Pisoni, Minister for Innovation and Skills and Judy Halliday, Chief Operating Officer of the Office of the SA Chief Entrepreneur. This will be followed by a guided tour of:

  • Stone & Chalk Innovation Hub
  • The MIT Living Lab
  • Australian Institute of Machine Learning (AIML)
  • Australian Cyber Collaboration Centre (A3C)
  • Australian Space Agency
  • SmartSat CRC
  • Space Discovery Centre

Then at 5.15pm, the evening session will be kicked off by the SA Chief Entrepreneur, Andrew Nunn, followed by a Panel Q&A Session and Networking drinks.

Can’t come to the Tour?

You can still be part of the Lot Fourteen story by registering for the Evening Panel and Networking session!

As there are limited spots, register now as you do not want to miss this rare opportunity to see Australia’s premier innovation precinct in the flesh!


The Hon Minister David Pisoni MP

The Hon David Pisoni MP was elected to the South Australian Parliament as the Member for Unley in 2006.

David was appointed as a Minister in the Marshall Government in March 2018 and currently has responsibility for the Innovation and Skills portfolio.

He served as the Shadow Minister for Education between February 2008 to January 2016. During that time, David was instrumental in lifting the lid on systemic failures in child protection.

David was born and educated in South Australia. He attended Salisbury High School and completed a Furnishing trades apprenticeship at TAFE.

David became the Managing Director of his own manufacturing and retail company in Adelaide and Sydney and over 22 years was responsible for training 20 apprentices.

David is passionate about ensuring South Australians have the skills necessary for future jobs and that industry is supported to enable those employment opportunities. As Minister for Innovation and Skills, David is focused on creating new apprenticeships and traineeships and developing a robust Innovation and Entrepreneurial sector.

David is an enthusiastic MP who for more than 30 years has played an active role in his local community of Unley and the State.

Minister Stephen Patterson MP

Stephen Patterson was elected to the South Australian House of Assembly as the Member for Morphett in 2018, along with Premier Steven Marshall’s Liberal Government. Stephen brings over 25 years of experience to the Parliament, with a wide-ranging professional background including business, local government and professional sport.

Stephen was appointed Minister for Trade and Investment in July 2020. In this role, Stephen is focused on delivering the Marshall Liberal Government’s strong plan to recover the South Australian economy from the effects of the COVID-19

global pandemic. In Parliament, Stephen has served as the Presiding Member of the Environment, Resources and Development Committee and has also served on several other committees, including the Economics and Finance Committee.

Directly prior to entering politics, Stephen worked with businesses in South Australia’s key growth sectors of space, defence and hi-tech, through the company he co-founded, Expeed Technology. Stephen represented his local community as the Mayor of Holdfast Bay Council from 2014 to 2018 and was a professional Australian rules footballer with Collingwood Football Club from 1995 to 2000. Stephen holds a Bachelor of Science (physics) and a Bachelor of Electrical & Electronic Engineering with 1st Class Honours from the University of Adelaide.

Stephen is married to Tammy and together they have four children. Outside of his work as the Minister for Trade and Investment as well as the Member for Morphett, Stephen is an active member of the Glenelg Surf Life Saving Club and enjoys volunteering in a range of community groups with his family.

Andrew Nunn: South Australian Chief Entrepreneur

Andrew has decades of experience as an environmental consultant, entrepreneur and philanthropist.

He is Co-Founder, Chairman and Executive Director of JBS&G Australia – one of Australia’s largest privately owned environmental consulting companies – and was awarded EY Entrepreneur of the Year for the Central Region in 2017.

Andrew acts as Director of several companies focussed on property development, private equity investments and entertainment opportunities.

In partnership with his wife Alexandra Dimos, he founded the Nunn Dimos Foundation, a philanthropic fund focussed on supporting key social and arts causes in South Australia.

Leader of the Entrepreneurship Advisory Board, the South Australian Chief Entrepreneur provides high level, independent advice to the South Australian Cabinet and business community to enable entrepreneurialism across all forms of business, industry and the public sector.

Dr. Judy Halliday, Chief Operating Officer, Office of the South Australian Chief Entrepreneur

Dr Judy Halliday is the Chief Operating Officer of the Office of the South Australian Chief Entrepreneur in the Department for Innovation and Skills. In this role, she is responsible for supporting the Chief Entrepreneur and the Entrepreneurship Advisory Board, as well as delivering on the Government’s commitment to growing entrepreneurship and supporting start-up and scale up business in South Australia. In this role, she is also responsible for delivering the Startup Hub at Lot Fourteen.

Judy has more than 25 years’ executive and management experience in entrepreneurship and innovation as an inventor, founder, investor, academic and industry professional in the private and public sectors. She has published in academic peer reviewed journals and has been a successful applicant in competitive grant programs as both an academic researcher and as an industry partner.

She is an inventor on granted patents and has been involved in raising millions of dollars for multiple start-up companies. She has negotiated multi-million-dollar licensing transactions and collaboration agreements in the development of early stage technologies.

Judy has extensive experience in strategy development and implementation and been a non-executive director of 7 start-up companies and is currently a member of several Advisory Boards. She has been a member of venture fund investment committees for the Medical Research Commercialisation Fund and Uniseed.

Ms Megan Antcliff, Deputy Chief Executive, Department for Trade and Investment

Megan is a business professional with a high level of experience in major project delivery, investment facilitation, and corporate leadership. In her current role as Deputy Chief Executive at Department for Trade and Investment, Megan is responsible for foreign direct investment into SA across the government’s nine priority sectors, and has been instrumental in delivering a number of key international investment outcomes for South Australia.

Concurrent to her role at DTI, Megan sits on the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s (DFAT) National Investment Advisory Board, is a member of the South Australian Space Industry Centre, the University of Adelaide’s Creativity and Cultural Advisory Board, and the Institute for International Trade Advisory Board


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