Townsville

Innovation Node

About the Node

The Townsville Cyber Security Innovation Node was announced in June 2020, a partnership between the Townsville City Council and AustCyber to accelerate the growth of Townville’s cyber security sector in alignment with AustCyber’s national mission.

Delivering increased cyber security capability, talent and education programs across the region, as well as fast-tracking cyber security exports internationally, the Townsville Cyber Security Innovation Node will play a strong role in AustCyber’s National Network of Nodes.

The Townsville Node works closely with the Townsville City Council, Smart Precinct NQ, Office of the Chief Entrepreneur and Trade and Investment QLD, industry bodies, academic and research institutions in the region. Activities of the Node are guided by an Industry Advisory Group that includes leaders across industry, business development, government, academia and research; and will be consultants and advocates for the Townsville Node and AustCyber.

The Townsville City Council partnership with AustCyber is an important step in the advancement of the cyber security industry in region. Growth in the cyber sector has been identified as a key initiative in the digital transformation of the region, touching every business from advanced manufacturing, defence, supply chain and logistics industries.

In partnership with:

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  • Defence industry and the supply chain
  • Medtech and telehealth
  • Mining technology and services
  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Agriculture
  • Education

Node Manager

Miranda Mears was appointed to the position of Townsville Node Manager in January 2021. She has over 25 years' experience in business, including establishing Securus Global prior to merging and floating on the ASX as part of the cyber security rollup of PSC and later Tesserent.

Miranda is passionate about cyber security education and the elevation of cyber security issues and strategies to a board and governance. She is committed to developing and growing the cyber security ecosystem in the North Queensland Region.

Contact the Node

AustCyber’s National Network of Cyber Security Innovation Nodes

  • Townsville
      • Defence industry and the supply chain
      • Medtech and telehealth
      • Mining technology and services
      • Advanced manufacturing
      • Agriculture
      • Education
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  • Sunshine Coast Innovation Node
      • Defence industry and supply chains
      • Medtech and digital health
      • Mining technology and services
      • Advanced manufacturing
      • Agriculture
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  • Brisbane innovation node
      • Defence and the supply chain
      • Advanced manufacturing
      • Health
      • Education
      • Agritech
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  • New South Wales
      • Industry 4.0
      • Digitisation
      • Cyber workforce development
      • Financial services
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  • Canberra Innovation Node
      • Tertiary and research sector
      • Defence industry
      • Renewable energy
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  • Tasmania
      • Smart cities
      • Internet of things
      • Marine technology
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  • Western Australia Innovation Hub
      • Mining
      • Oil and gas services
      • Agritech
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  • South Australia Innovation Node
      • Defence industry and the supply chain
      • Autonomous systems
      • Space industry
      • Digital health
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