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The Defence Innovation Hub recently celebrated its first birthday and is encouraged to see such a strong interest from industry and research organisations since its launch in 2016.

In its first year of operations, over 390 proposals have been received by the Defence Innovation Hub from industry and research organisations seeking funding to further develop and mature their innovative ideas.

The Defence Innovation Hub is delighted to see such high quality proposals being submitted, which originate from a diverse range of companies and represent significant innovation diversity in terms of capability stream, technological readiness, proposed innovation phase and budget. The Hub acknowledges and appreciates the time and effort taken by those submitting their innovative ideas and accepts its initial response to participants took longer than anticipated.

The diversity and volume of proposals received has driven the complexity of assessments, which has impacted on the time taken to respond to participants. However, the Hub has adopted a culture of continuous improvement and is working hard to improve the timeliness of processes and communications with participants.

Building on feedback received from industry, the Hub has recently adopted changes to processes that have already seen immediate improvements. The Defence Innovation Hub works closely with the Centre for Defence Industry Capability and is committed to building a robust and innovative industry base that can meet the capability needs of Defence into the future. Your patience is appreciated and feedback on how the Hub can improve is always welcome – contact the Centre for Defence Industry Capability on 13 28 46 or via email to submit your feedback.