Defence Innovation Hub industry update event 2018

The Department of Defence hosted its second Defence Innovation Hub Industry Update on 10 October 2018 in Canberra.

Around 400 people from industry, universities and research institutions took the opportunity to learn more about the Defence Innovation Hub and hear updates from Defence senior leaders, including the Chief of Air Force and Chief of Army. This year, Defence Innovation Hub partners provided case study presentations as well as innovation displays.

During the conference attendees also had the chance to talk with representatives from the Centre for Defence Industry Capability, Next Generation Technologies Fund and Australian Defence Export Office.

Montage of images from DIH conference 2018

Clockwise from top left: Networking at the Industry Update event; Chief of Air Force, Air Marshall Leo Davies; finding out about the Defence Innovation Hub; Assistant Secretary of the Defence Innovation Hub, Andrew Hodgkinson

View the presentations from the day

Key note address
Air Marshal Leo Davies, AO, CSC
Chief of Air Force

Opening remarks
Andrew Hodgkinson
Assistant Secretary
Defence Capability and Innovation

Key note address
Lieutenant General Rick Burr,
Chief of Army

Next Generation Technologies Fund
Jan Drobik
Program Leader – Innovation
Defence Science and Technology

Defence Innovation Hub’s new service offerings
Kate Glynn
Assistant Director Assessment and Operations
Defence Innovation Hub

Innovation contract and rapid assessments
Martin D’Cruz
Director Commercial Management and Procurement
Defence Innovation Hub

Force Design update and innovation investment priorities
Brigadier Jason Blain
Director General
Force Options and Plans

Panel discussion
Brigadier Jason Blain
Brigadier Stephen Beaumont
Air Commodore Mark Green
Ms Alison Petchell
Captain Tim Johnson (RAN)
Colonel Brad Kilpatrick

Working alongside Defence industry initiatives
Lauren Harmsworth
Assistant Director
Australian Defence Export Office

Closing remarks
Andrew Hodgkinson
Assistant Secretary
Defence Capability and Innovation

Additional presentations:

  • Project management and delivery
    Andrew Fysh, Director Project Management and Delivery, Defence Innovation Hub
  • Partner case study, high-g centrifuge
    Deakin University

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