ANGELS is a website that assists entrepreneurs in the Australian space industry to navigate Australian and relevant international laws that regulate space activities.
The website is designed to support entrepreneurship and business growth in the Australian space industry by providing helpful, informative resources on applicable laws and regulations.
This project involved six undergraduate law students, under the direction of Duncan Blake, Special Counsel from IALPG.
Having a clear understanding of the laws that regulate and govern space activity in Australia and around the world is critical for entrepreneurs in order to progress their innovative ideas and projects. This knowledge not only helps inform how entrepreneurs can ensure compliance, but opens doors to further business growth and opportunity.
Legal information is often highly technical and difficult to grasp clearly. There is a lot of industry and legal ‘jargon’, and it’s hard to understand what actions to take.
Relevant information is scattered throughout different locations on the internet, making it difficult to find and determine which pieces of information are relevant.
Entrepreneurs often have different levels of pre-existing legal experience and knowledge that set them at different starting points.
It is hard to know which regulations are applicable to which context. This is especially prevalent in the space industry in Australia, which is young and developing.
The pages are built with flexible, multi-use blocks, including:
The ANGELS project team, including Adelaide University Law students and project lead Duncan Blake conducted a research tour around Australia to better understand the needs of entrepreneurs in the space industry.
We were able to join in on the last day of the tour and hear first hand from entrepreneurs about their needs and pain points.
We created an interview guide to help assist the students with their consultations.
This guide is free to download so that anyone may use it to help make better experiences!
Some of the themes we synthesised included:
As part of our strategic planning, we worked on:
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