News and events

April 2018

Minister for Small and Family Business, the Workplace and Deregulation the Hon Craig Laundy MP addressing the Sydney Introduction to the Defence Market seminar

Register to attend the CDIC Introduction to the Defence Market national seminar series

Date: 12 April 2018

The Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC) national Introduction to the Defence Market seminar series continues in New South Wales this week, with seminars in Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong. Seminars have also been held in Canberra and Albury-Wodonga over the past few weeks.

Pictured is Minister for Small and Family Business, the Workplace and Deregulation, The Hon Craig Laundy MP addressing the Sydney seminar.

The seminar series is aimed at businesses that are seeking to learn about opportunities in the defence market. Our experienced Advisory Services Team is partnering with local organisations in each state to help aspiring businesses assess the defence market and understand how to pursue opportunities. Registrations are still open for seminars in Tasmania, Western Australia, the Northern Territory and South Australia. If you haven't registered in your area, don't miss out.

 

CDIC business advisers

A better way to get defence industry advice

Date: 12 April 2018

If you're looking for expert advice on developing your business in the defence industry, our business advisers are ready to help - and you'll soon have an improved way to apply for their services. Our new customer portal will be online from 26 April. It's faster than the existing application process because we'll pre-fill information we already know about your business, and it's easier because you'll have one online location to see all your program documents, execute grant agreements and complete any reporting requirements.

 

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Explore emerging and disruptive trends in human biotechnologies

Date: 12 April 2018

Human biotechnologies is the subject of the next Emerging and Disruptive Technology Assessment Symposium (EDTAS), in Adelaide on 3-4 May...

 

Gavin New, Ronson Gears Sales and Marketing Manager

Case study: Exporting to the world - securely

Date: 12 April 2018

Ronson Gears used a CDIC Capability Improvement Grant to improve their ability to satisfy Defence export controls and grow their business with Defence...

 

Remote Imaging Systems unmanned aerial vehicle

Case study: Saving costs remotely

Date: 12 April 2018

Remote Imaging Solutions is using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for internal tank inspection, saving the Royal Australian Navy time and money....

 

Defence industry aircraft and Aboriginal and Torrest Strait Islander flags

Defence market seminars for Indigenous businesses

Date: 9 April 2018

Is your Indigenous business looking for opportunities in the defence industry? Check out the free ‘Introduction to the Defence Market’ seminars for Indigenous businesses in Adelaide 17 April and Darwin 19 April...

 

March 2018

Australian Military Sales Catalogue 2018

2018 Australian Military Sales Catalogue released

Date: 20 March 2018

The 2018 Australian Military Sales Catalogue was released today to promote the products and services produced by Australia’s defence industry internationally. This year’s catalogue has been expanded to include products and services from 69 Australian defence companies...

 

EPE Trusted to protect: unmanned ground vehicle with ground-penetrating radar

Radar-equipped unmanned vehicles to protect ground forces

Date: 13 March 2018

Brisbane company EPE – Trusted to Protect is working with Army to develop a ground penetrating radar (GPR) capability that can be deployed remotely using TALON, the in-service, medium-sized unmanned ground vehicle (UGV). This is the company’s first technology innovation project awarded under the Defence Innovation Hub, with an investment of $220,000...

 

Barrett AUSA pod

Case study: Enhancing Barrett on the global stage

Date: 13 March 2018

Barrett Communications recently exhibited at AUSA in Washington USA as part of the Team Defence Australia (TDA) stand. Barrett has increased exposure to international opportunities through its participation in Team Defence Australia...

 

USAF F35

New defence export finance facility

Date: 13 March 2018

Australia's defence industry can access export financial assistance through a new $3.8 billion Defence Export Facility administered by the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (Efic). The facility was announced in January as part of the Defence Export Strategy. Assistance from Efic can be in various forms including buyer finance, loans, working capital, bonds and guarantees…

 

Safety harness

Case study: Height safety for ADF

Date: 13 March 2018

Victorian safety business Sayfa develops and customises height safety products and systems to keep the Australian Defence Force safe. Sayfa has been working with the CDIC to increase its partnership with Defence...

 

Group photo Andrew Wallace MP and others at the Introduction to Defence seminar, Sunshine Coast.

Register to attend the CDIC Introduction to the Defence Market national seminar series

Date: 13 March 2018

The Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC) national Introduction to the Defence Market seminar series kicked off in Queensland last week, with seminars in Brisbane and Sippy Downs on the Sunshine Coast. The seminar series is aimed at businesses that are seeking to learn about opportunities in the defence market. Our experienced Advisory Services Team is partnering with local organisations in each state to help aspiring businesses assess the defence market and understand how to pursue opportunities.

Registrations are now closed for Queensland seminars. If you haven't registered in your area, don't miss out.

 

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Join Team Defence Australia

Date: 13 March 2018

Team Defence Australia (TDA) supports export-capable Australian companies by facilitating networking and engagement at international trade shows such as the upcoming Sea Air Space in Maryland, USA, the Defence Services Asia Exhibition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Eurosatory in Paris. TDA missions are assisting record numbers of Australian defence companies, with recent TDA missions to DSEi in London and the Singapore Airshow at full capacity. Companies engaged with TDA have increased their international profiles and gained access to new export opportunities.

 

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Expressions of Interest open for Eurosatory 2018

Date: 13 March 2018

Expressions of Interest are open to attend Eurosatory 2018 with Team Defence Australia. Eurosatory is the most prominent defence sector event in Western Europe. It will bring together around 300 companies from 140 countries, offering capabilities and innovation for the land and air defence and security community. This is the first year an Australian stand has been organised at Eurosatory, and strong interest is expected. Eurosatory runs from 11-15 June 2018. Register your interest before midnight on Sunday, 18 March 2018.

 

Dr Sheridan Kearnan portrait

Welcome to Dr Sheridan Kearnan

Date: 13 March 2018

Dr Kearnan started in her new role as First Assistant Secretary Defence Industry Policy Division, Department of Defence, in January. She will lead the division’s work to implement the Government defence industry policy agenda.

Previously Dr Kearnan was Deputy Director of Australia's Defence Intelligence Organisation; Minister Counsellor Defence Policy at the Embassy of Australia in Washington D.C; Assistant Secretary Middle East, Pakistan and Afghanistan in the International Policy Division of the Department of Defence; and Adviser to the former Minister of Defence, Senator John Faulkner. Dr Kearnan has a PhD in International Relations and a Masters of Social Science (Asian Government) from the University of Queensland. She also attended the 2013 course of the Royal College of Defence Studies in London.

February 2018

Minister Pyne visits Kord Defence

Ministerial visit to Kord Defence in Canberra

Date: 2 February 2018

Kord Defence hosted the Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, during a visit to Canberra late last year. Minister Pyne toured Kord’s facilities, viewed their innovative technology in action and discussed how funding from the Defence Innovation Hub will provide Kord with the opportunity to develop their technology and grow their business...

 

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Defence Innovation Hub - committed to continuous improvement

Date: 2 February 2018

The Defence Innovation Hub recently celebrated its first birthday, and in its first year of operations has received over 390 proposals from industry and research organisations. The Hub is encouraged to see such a strong interest, and welcomes feedback to assist in developing its culture of continuous improvement...

 

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Call for proposals: Quantum Technologies Research Network

Date: 2 February 2018

The Quantum Technologies Research Network, through the Next Generation Technologies Fund, is seeking proposals from industry, academia and government research agencies to contribute to the potential development of Defence-relevant quantum technologies in the areas of quantum sensing, navigation and timing, quantum communications, and quantum computing and information. Proposals must be submitted by 4:30pm AEDT on 13 February 2018.

 

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Expressions of Interest open for Sea Air Space 2018

Date: 2 February 2018

Expressions of interest are now open to attend Sea Air Space 2018 and the 5th G'day USA US-Australian Dialogue on Defence Industries with Team Defence Australia. The largest maritime exhibition in the United States, Sea Air Space will be held in Maryland from 9-11 April 2018. Register your interest to attend before midnight AEDT on 11 February 2018.

 

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Team Defence Australia at Singapore Airshow 2018

Date: 2 February 2018

Australia will have its largest delegation to date at the Singapore Airshow from 6-9 February. Some 37 companies will exhibit their products and services on the Team Defence Australia stand, while at least another 12 companies will participate in the Australian program of activities at the airshow, including taking advantage of networking opportunities and introductions to potential customers. Singapore Airshow is Asia’s largest aerospace and defence event and brings together exhibitors, high-level military delegations, leading industry players from national airlines and airport operators, and top government officials from the Asia Pacific region and beyond. The 2018 event is expected to draw close to 50,000 attendees.

Expressions of Interest for this year's Singapore Airshow are now closed.

 

January 2018

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Defence Export Strategy launched

Date: 31 January 2018

It's been an exciting start to 2018 with the release of the Government's new Defence Export Strategy. The strategy heralds a new Australian Defence Export Office within the Department of Defence that will work hand-in-hand with Austrade and the Centre for Defence Industry Capability.

 

Innovation fusion for Aussie soldiers and law enforcement

Innovation fusion for Aussie soldiers and law enforcement

Date: 31 January 2018

Kleinod Pacific Enterprises is using its strategic partnerships in Australia and Germany to ensure that Aussie soldiers and law enforcement have access to the latest innovations...

 

Theatre brings safety training to life

Theatre brings safety training to life

Date: 31 January 2018

See how ACT AUSTRALIA is resetting the safety culture of the Explosive Ordnance within Defence...

 

Register for the CDICs Introduction to the Defence Market seminars

Register for the CDICs Introduction to the Defence Market seminars

Date: 25 January 2018

The Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC) is hosting a seminar series for businesses that are seeking business opportunities in the Defence market - Introduction to the Defence Market ...

 

US Government announces 2018 commercial opportunities

US Government announces 2018 commercial opportunities

Date: 4 January 2017

Australian companies with defence, counter terrorism or homeland security development capabilities are encouraged to review opportunities for innovative research and development projects in the US DoD’s 2018 Broad Agency Announcement…

 

2017

Applications for the Defence and Industry Study Course 2018 are now open

Applications for the Defence and Industry Study Course 2018 are now open

Date: 21 December 2017

The Defence and Industry Study Course has been designed to help participants develop a better understanding of both Defence and industry.

 

Connecting the Globe From Perth

Connecting the Globe From Perth

Date: 6 December 2017

Read about how the CDIC helped Perth business, Blacktree Technology, to connect with potential customers from around the globe...

 

Pride in Serving Business

Pride in Serving Business

Date: 6 December 2017

Read about how Peter Moorhouse, a CDIC Innovation Facilitator, helps Australian businesses to work with Defence...

 

First For Local Albury Company

First For Local Albury Company

Date: 7 November 2017

Australian Aerospace Engineering Pty Ltd (AAE) recently became the first company in Australia to achieve certification to the latest revision of all three AS9100 Aerospace Standards...

 

Coaching for Commercialisation

Coaching for Commercialisation

Date: 7 November 2017

For Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC), Business Improvement Adviser Dwayne Kirk, the most exciting part of his job is coaching small Australian companies in strategies for business management, and to then see them pick it up and run with it...

 

Novel Technology on Display at Army Innovation Day 2017

Novel Technology on Display at Army Innovation Day 2017

Date: 10 November 2017

The fourth consecutive Army Innovation Day was held last week at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra. The theme for this year’s event was ‘Novel Weapons and Novel Effects’...

 

Leading the Charge on Defence Industry Engagement and Innovation

Leading the Charge on Defence Industry Engagement and Innovation

Date: 9 November 2017

Mr Stephen Moore has commenced the role of acting First Assistant Secretary Defence Industry Policy in late October. Stephen is responsible for the effective implementation of the Government’s approach to Defence industry policy and the management of the strategy-led program of industry engagement and innovation...

 

Inaugural Force Design Conference becomes annual event

Date: 6 November 2017

Leaders in the fields of Defence, academia and industry gathered in Canberra in October for Defence’s inaugural Force Design conference and set-up building blocks for a strong path forward in collaboration and innovation for designing the future Australian Defence Force...

 

Applications open for Emerging and Disruptive Technology Assessment Symposium

Applications open for Emerging and Disruptive Technology Assessment Symposium

Date: 9 October 2017

Defence Science and Technology, in partnership with the University of Melbourne are looking for leading edge industry and academic partners to participate, and demonstrate their achievements at the Emerging and Disruptive Technology Assessment Symposium (EDTAS) in Advanced Materials and Manufacturing...

 

Reciprocal trade opportunities with the UK

Reciprocal trade opportunities with the UK

Date: 9 October 2017

Australian companies looking to join the supply chain and pursue defence export opportunities in the UK can now register at the UK MOD Contracts office website, and be informed when new opportunities come out on to the market...

 

Local Defence Industry Capability Requirements

Local Defence Industry Capability Requirements

Date: 7 September 2017

Pilot projects announced...

 

Defence’s Inaugural Force Design Conference

Date: 6 September 2017

Defence is holding its Force Design Conference to gather ideas from around the globe on shaping future warfighting capability options...

 

Pacific International Maritime Exposition 2017

Pacific International Maritime Exposition 2017

Date: 6 September 2017

Register to attend the Defence Industry and Innovation – Perspectives of the CDIC Advisory Board Panel Session...

 

Two projects awarded under the Defence Innovation Hub

Two projects awarded under the Defence Innovation Hub

Date: 2 August 2017

Read about the two technology innovation projects SYPAQ Systems will be embarking on...

 

Have your say - Bipartisan Australian Defence Agreement

Have your say - Bipartisan Australian Defence Agreement

Date: 2 August 2017

Call for submissions on the Bipartisan Australian Defence Agreement...

 

Innovation Hub Management System (IHMS) upgrade

Innovation Hub Management System (IHMS) upgrade

Date: 2 August 2017

See what's new on the IHMS...

 

2017 Public Sector Innovation Awards winners

Date: 2 August 2017

Find out who the winners are and see highlights of the ceremony...

 

Defence Innovation Hub funds new technology

Date: 2 August 2017

Funding awarded to eight organisations across the country...

 

Innovation Hub boosts Australia’s defence industry by $12.3 million

Media release - Innovation Hub boosts Australia’s defence industry by $12.3 million

Date: 14 July 2017

A second lot of Defence Innovation Hub investments worth $12.3 million was announced on 14 July 2017, ensuring Defence has access to ground-breaking technology.

 

Review of Australia’s space industry capability

Media release - Review of Australia’s space industry capability

Date: 13 July 2017

A review into Australia’s space industry capability has been announced.

 

Increasing Australian Involvement in Defence projects

Media release - Increasing Australian Involvement in Defence projects

Date: 29 June 2017

See the announced changes that will strengthen the requirement for Australian involvement in Defence projects.

 

Major milestone for Defence Innovation Hub

Media release - Major milestone for Defence Innovation Hub

Date: 27 June 2017

The first Defence Innovation Hub investments since the launch of the program in December 2016 have been announced.

 

DST Group Partnerships Week 16-18 Aug 2-17 Adelaide

Defence, Science and Technology Partnerships Week 2017

Date: 6 July 2017

Find out more about the DST Partnerships Week 2017...

 

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Apply now and join us for a two day advanced materials and manufacturing symposium

Date: 1 June 2017

We're looking for an academic partner to join us for our Emerging and Disruptive Technology Assessment Symposium....

 

Grand Challenges for Safeguarding Australia

Be part of the Counter Improvised Threats Grand Challenge

Date: 26 April 2017

A call for proposals for the first Grand Challenge has been announced as part of the Next Generation Technologies Fund....

 

2016

Delivery of the Defence Industrial Capability Plan

Defence Industry Capability Plan Development Roadshow

Date: 1 December 2016

Your company’s chance to inform the Government’s understanding of Australian defence industry’s capabilities...

 

Investment priorities announced for the Defence Innovation Hub

Date: 7 September 2016

Does your business have ideas for Defence?

 

Supporting Australian business to collaborate globally

Date: 15 April 2016

First round of Global Connections Fund announced...

 

2016 Defence White Paper released

Date: 25 February 2016

Connecting Defence with industry...

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