In the dynamic, challenging defence and national security sector maintaining a competitive edge comes down to who has the best technology and equipment. Faster, lighter and stronger is always sought after, especially in the development of composites, and Australian universities and industry are proving that they can deliver.
MR MARK RAPHAEL - STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIP MANAGER, OFFICE OF INDUSTRY ENGAGEMENT, RESEARCH & INDUSTRY ENGAGEMENT PORTFOLIO, LA TROBE UNIVERSITY
With their finger on the pulse in the university and defence sectors, The Defence Science Institute’s (DSI) Liaison Managers act as the perfect conduits to collaboration between industry and academia.
Mr Mark Raphael, past Liaison Manager for La Trobe University and Strategic Relationship Manager, Office of Industry Engagement, Research & Industry Engagement portfolio, reflects on his contribution to the role during his tenure.