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15 Nov 2023

Artificial intelligence set to increase performance for military aircraft crew

Technology company CAE joins forces with UNSW under the Defence Trailblazer to simulate operational environments.

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8 Nov 2023

Defence Trailblazer and Northrop Grumman accelerate sovereign quantum communication technologies for the Australian Defence Force

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) and Northrop Grumman Australia are partnering to develop new sovereign capability for the Australian Defence Force to enable ultra-secure communications that would be impervious to adversarial attacks in the electromagnetic spectrum.

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27 Oct 2023

Defence Trailblazer investing in disruptive new technology

Advanced Innovation Fund, Defence 10x Accelerator and skills investment supporting over $200 million in projects. Focussing on innovation at speed, the Defence Trailblazer Program is investing over $200 million in disruptive new technologies that will directly translate into Australian Defence Force (ADF) capability.

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18 Aug 2023

Defence Trailblazer funds project with Silex and SQC in a quantum leap to boost our nation’s defences

Through its Advanced Innovation Fund (AIF), the Defence Trailblazer program will contribute $5.1 million to support the establishment of a Quantum Silicon (Q-Si) Production Plant, which aims to deliver an end-to-end Australian manufacturing facility to produce enriched silicon for silicon quantum computers.

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21 Jul 2023

Defence Trailblazer’s upward trajectory

The Defence Trailblazer program is on track to boost Australia’s sovereign defence capabilities by upskilling the workforce and accelerating leading-edge science and technology. Officially launched today by Senator the Hon. Anthony Chisholm, Assistant Minister for Education and Regional Development, the program is a strategic partnership between the University of Adelaide and UNSW Sydney with support from the Australian Government’s Department of Education.

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30 Jun 2023

Industry partners onboard Defence Trailblazer

Over thirty-five industry partners are on a mission to accelerate defence innovation and strengthen our national security by joining forces with the Defence Trailblazer program.

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14 Feb 2023

Defence Trailblazer formalised

The Defence Trailblazer for Concept to Sovereign Capability program has taken another step in being formalised with the conditions of grant being finalised and the announcement of the board members.

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31 Oct 2022

Defence specialist leads Trailblazer

A leading defence industry specialist with more than 30 years’ experience in the sector has been appointed as Executive Director of the Defence Trailblazer for Concept to Sovereign Capability. It is estimated that the project, a partnership between the University of Adelaide and the UNSW, will have a net economic benefit to the Australian economy of $1.5 billion over 10 years.

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20 Apr 2022

Universities blaze a trail to commercialise defence research

Today, Wednesday 20 April, the Defence Trailblazer: Concept to Sovereign Capability (CSC) bid, led by the University of Adelaide in partnership with the University of New South Wales, has been endorsed to assist the country’s economic recovery under the Trailblazer Universities Program.

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1 Mar 2022

Australia needs to ‘level up’ on research commercialisation

The University of Adelaide’s Professor Mark Hutchinson who is President at Science and Technology Australia (STA) and Director of the Centre for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP), will address the National Press Club on why Australia needs to ‘level up’ on research commercialisation – and how to do it.

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7 Feb 2022

Trailblazing new opportunities to commercialise defence research

A major defence research commercialisation project between the University of Adelaide and the University of New South Wales is one of just eight proposals shortlisted for the Federal Government’s new $242.7 million Trailblazer Universities program.

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28 Jan 2022

Trailblazing universities shortlisted to boost economic recovery

Ground-breaking research commercialisation proposals across the six national manufacturing priority areas, including food and beverage, recycling and clean energy, defence, medical products, space and resources and critical technology, are among those to be shortlisted to play a leading role in securing Australia’s economic recovery.

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