SCCAR Workshop: FrontierSI

SCCAR Workshop: FrontierSI

08 November 2018, 2-4pm, networking reception 4-5pm
RMIT University, Garden Building, 10.06.89 (enter from Bowen Street)


Launched on July 1st 2018, FrontierSI is the successor entity of the CRC for Spatial Information (CRCSI). The CRCSI will be familiar to many spatial researchers, having funded, conducted, and led an unparalleled research program in spatial in Australia over the past 14 years. RMIT was an Essential Partner in the CRCSI, and is again a core partner in FrontierSI. This workshop will give you a chance to hear first-hand from the new FrontierSI team about their strategy and research program and from key FrontierSI industry and government stakeholders about their priorities and goals. The Workshop will be of interest to any RMIT researchers who are interested to find out how you can collaborate through FrontierSI on applied research problems important to industry and government.

Registration is essential as space is limited. RMIT researchers can register using the link below. FrontierSI and Industry partners, please contact for further information Rebecca Rigbye (

FrontierSI Research

The FrontierSI research program is an evolution of the established CRCSI research program, but targeted on the next decade’s spatial needs as articulated by industry and government.

Outline Program

2:00pm Opening:

  • Registration, Welcome, and Acknowledgement of Country (Prof Matt Duckham, RMIT University)
  • RMIT and FrontierSI, Director, Research Engagement and Business Development Liz Jazwinska
2:15pm FrontierSI Team:

  • What is FrontierSI? (Dr Graeme Kernich, Chief Executive Officer)
  • How do you get a project funded through FrontierSI? (Dr Phil Collier, Research Director & Deputy CEO)
  • What are the benefits of working with FrontierSI and what are the latest projects? (Dr Nathan Quadros, Chief Commercial Officer)
3:00pm FrontierSI Stakeholders: Short talks, questions and discussions with three key FrontierSI government and industry stakeholders.

  • Amelia Chapman, Director, Land Information and Spatial Services, DELWP
  • James Millner, Positioning Infrastructure Manager, Position Partners
  • Elizabeth Stark, Managing Director, Symbolix
3:30pm RMIT Lightning Talk: RMIT researchers give 2-minute lightning talks about current applied research and new research initiatives
3:50pm Wrap-up: Close and next steps with RMTI R&I and Prof Matt Duckham
4:00pm-5:00pm Reception: Drinks and nibbles and informal networking and discussion


The workshop is hosted at RMIT in the Garden Building, Building 10 Level 06 Room 89 (10.06.89). Entry to the room is via Bowen Street. There are stairs next to the “Streat” coffee shop, and a lift behind “Streat” ( Please note that 10.06.89 is not directly accessible from the rest of Building 10 Level 06.