Building an innovation ecosystem that supports entrepreneurs, researchers, and students to accelerate their ideas into commercial application for the Australian Defence Force.
Entrepreneurial & Commercialisation Upskilling
Providing training and expert guidance for innovators to support their readiness to supply into defence. Through a range of programs, participants are exposed to defence industry and academic specialists, as they discover how their ideas, research and technology can be taken through to the defence market and learn about defence opportunities.
Expert Advisory Panels
A selected group of experts engaged to provide technical expertise, defence readiness guidance, business advisory, and assistance to innovation program participants and partners.
Industry Engagement Program
Facilitated engagement to assist industry and academia in identifying opportunities to collaborate and tackle broader industry wide challenges, from navigating supply chain relationships to co bidding on defence acquisition activities.
A network of university and industry facilities, equipment and capabilities at various security levels, accessible to partners and Innovation program participants for prototyping, testing and low-scale manufacturing.
Seed Funding Program
Access to funding from the Seed Innovation Fund and external funding sources through the Investor Access Panels for low-technology readiness level (TRL) research and development activities.
Cross-sector & International Opportunities
Supporting partners and innovation program participants to identify, assess and pursue cross-sector and international market opportunities.