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Small Business Innovation Research for Defence (SBIRD) Information Session

Tuesday 8 October
This event is open and complimentary to PACIFIC 2019 trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates.
Click here to register and make your expression of interest to attend (please note that your expression of interest does not guarantee you a place; Numbers at the PACIFIC 2019 complimentary conferences are limited and spaces are not guaranteed. Attendance is subject to availability and is on a first come, first served basis).
Starboard Theatrette, Hall 1, ICC Sydney

The SBIRD program, funded through the Next Generation Technologies Fund, provides small to medium enterprises, academia, large industry and publicly funded research agencies in Australia with opportunities to undertake research projects which have potential for future Defence application.

DST invites you to attend an information session on the latest opportunity to participate in a call for research proposals in the area of advanced materials for military platforms.

If you work in advanced materials and believe your small to medium enterprise has something to contribute, then the SBIRD program could provide a valuable pathway to further develop your technology for a Defence application.

The session will provide you with:

  1. Information on the latest call for proposals, made in parallel and partnership with the Defence and Security Accelerator(DASA) / Defence Science and Technology Laboratories (dstl) in the UK;
  2. A technical brief on aspects of the topic;
  3. A video contribution from the DASA program in the UK (giving a UK military perspective); and
  4. The opportunity to ask questions and discussion.

A total of $1M is available to fund multiple proposals. This will be matched in the UK by DASA in a parallel competition. Applications will open on the 8th October 2019 and close on 31 January 2020.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about the SBIRD program and this call for proposals, and potentially meet new collaborative partners!

Dr Craig Rogers, Darren Edwards, Andrew Rider, John Wang, John Hartley and Andrew Phillips