Australian Defence Science

We are the gateway to Australia’s
defence science capability

The Defence Science Institute builds defence science research networks, facilitates collaborations and assembles multi-disciplinary teams including scientists, engineers, and researchers from industry and the academic community.

We are uniquely positioned within Australia’s science and technology landscape, with strong links across defence and national security-related industry, government and academia. Our experienced team provides independent, impartial advice to foster connections and collaborations, and bring together disparate entities in pursuit of a common objective.

We bring people and solutions together

One of our key roles is matching people from different sectors looking for specific capability, commercial solutions or funding opportunities. DSI identifies and brings together the most relevant and compatible partners from both a technical and cultural perspective. This holistic approach is the key to building long-term, successful collaborations.

DSI brings solutions and capability together
Defence industry grants and research grants

We support collaborations through grants

DSI’s grant programs are an important tool for facilitating collaborative research and commercial projects. These grants can open the unmarked door to new partnerships and opportunities that might otherwise stay closed. We can advise you about which grants may be suitable for you, and help you through the application process.

We’re here to help

Successful, productive relationships are built on mutual respect, trust and an understanding of each side’s point of view and priorities. Because our team is made up of a diverse range of multi-disciplinary individuals and have great network connections, we are uniquely equipped to identify and connect potential partners. We provide the support and guidance to assist you to build mutually beneficial relationships with individuals across different organisations or different sectors.
DSI supports defence industry collaboration