Close this search box.

We are creating some awesome events for you. Kindly bear with us.

New foundation partner boosts South Australia’s machine learning capabilities

The University of Adelaide’s new Australian Institute for Machine Learning has found its first Foundation Partner in technology and innovation company Lockheed Martin Australia.

According to a recent report, this strategic partnership will deliver world-leading machine learning research for national security, the space industry, business, and the broader community.

Machine learning is a form of artificial intelligence (AI) that enables computers and machines to learn how to do complex tasks without being programmed by humans.

This technology is driving what is known as the Fourth Industrial revolution.

The University’s new Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML) builds on decades of expertise in artificial intelligence and computer vision.

It will be based in the South Australian Government‘s new innovation precinct at Lot Fourteen, which is the site of the old Royal Adelaide Hospital.

As a Foundation Partner, the company will move a team of its researchers from their Science Technology Engineering Leadership and Research Laboratory (STELaRLab) in Melbourne to be co-located with the AIML researchers in Adelaide.

They will be supporting honours, doctoral and post-doctoral research and development (R&D) programs.

The team will be working with researchers and students from the University at AIML on leading-edge technology, advancing the capabilities needed to meet complex and dynamic challenges in the areas of national security.

Among the capabilities are next-generation machine reasoning for automated information processing and decision support, as well as advanced algorithm development for air, sea, land, cyber and space systems.

Adelaide researchers will be given access to the company’s global research and development network because of this partnership, which is initially for a period of three years.

The company strives to be the partner of choice as in industry leader in defence and technology. This partnership with the University in order to develop world-leading machine learning technologies for Australia is a most worthwhile investment for the future and sovereign defence capabilities.

This partnership is a perfect example of how the University can bring together outstanding research expertise, unique facilities, students, and an international reputation to attract global industry to Adelaide.

The University is excited to play a key role in the new Lot Fourteen site, in partnership with industry and government, in order to aid in driving innovation and underpinning the transformation of the South Australian economy.

From this will flow new ideas and the industries of the future, producing a thriving innovation ecosystem in the heart of the vibrant city.

The company invests in partnerships with the research and defence industry communities in Australia because of several reasons.

These are to develop discriminating technologies, provide export opportunities through global supply chains, and create innovation, Australian skilled jobs, and sustainable business growth.

AI is expected to transform the global economy within the next decade.

AIML aims to strengthen Adelaide’s position as a global destination for high-tech research and development, and ensure that South Australia is well prepared to reap the significant benefits this technology offers.

The partnership demonstrates a deep level of engagement between the University and industries that are critical to South Australia’s future.

This is particularly evident in national security, but will be felt more broadly, with technological advancements finding application in other industrial sectors.

Such innovation is expected to be catalysed by the Federal Government’s once-in-a-lifetime investment in defence and related industries in South Australia.


Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.


As a Titanium Black Partner of Dell Technologies, CTC Global Singapore boasts unparalleled access to resources.

Established in 1972, we bring 52 years of experience to the table, solidifying our position as a leading IT solutions provider in Singapore. With over 300 qualified IT professionals, we are dedicated to delivering integrated solutions that empower your organization in key areas such as Automation & AI, Cyber Security, App Modernization & Data Analytics, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Renowned for our consulting expertise and delivering expert IT solutions, CTC Global Singapore has become the preferred IT outsourcing partner for businesses across Singapore.


Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit


SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.


HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 


IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider. We help clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,000 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity and service.