Innovate to Grow Defence Victoria/Tasmania Program for SMEs

Innovate to Grow Defence Victoria/Tasmania Program for SMEs

Are you an innovative SME operating in Victoria or Tasmania, working on defence challenges or looking to move into the defence industry sector?  

You are invited to apply for CSIRO’s free 10-week virtual program to learn more about the power of R&D to develop an idea you have for the defence industry.   DSI is proud to be jointly funding the delivery of this program to support Victorian and Tasmanian businesses.

The program is open to SMEs in Victoria and Tasmania working on innovations in the areas listed below, regardless of the industry sector you currently operate in:

  • Integrated intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance
  • Enhanced human performance
  • Medical countermeasures
  • Advanced materials
  • Advanced sensors or quantum technologies 
  • Autonomous systems
  • Space

The program will help you refine your innovation idea and step you through how to turn this into a viable research and development opportunity.

You will be exposed to industry knowledge, hear from innovation and industry experts and have access to researchers and R&D mentors.

It’s also a great opportunity to work alongside other like-minded SMEs and build your networks.

Applications are open until Monday 3rd October.