Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) - Solicitations

Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) - Solicitations

There are two solicitations from Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP), on behalf of the US Coast Guard. SVIP is the US Department of Homeland Security’s alternative procurement agency to reach alternative innovators in the Silicon Valley and similar ecosystems. It is different to DIU in terms that while DIU seeks mature technologies that it can put into warfighters’ hands very quickly hence opening solicitations for only 10 working days, SVIP seeks to develop new capabilities from lower TRLs. Its calls are open for up to one year and SVIP accepts applications every three months, see below the three quarterly dates.

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DASA/DSTL Competition

Invisible shield: Countering IEDs by novel technology and techniques

This Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition is run on behalf of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL). It aims to develop and demonstrate a number of novel technologies and techniques in the area of Counter-IED ECM.

Developing a novel radar transceiver system for MAV collision avoidance and mapping

Developing a novel radar transceiver system for MAV collision avoidance and mapping


Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s an autonomous micro aerial vehicle (MAV) with a Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave 24GHz radar transceiver system. Catchy, isn’t it?

YOUR DSI – GET TO KNOW THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE SCENES: Dr Zoran Najdovski

YOUR DSI – GET TO KNOW THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE SCENES: Dr Zoran Najdovski


DR ZORAN NAJDOVSKI – ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, DEAKIN 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.

Deakin University’s Associate Professor and DSI Liaison Manager Dr Zoran Najdovski talks about his journey into the field of education and defence.

Leveraging AI to enhance wearable assistive technology for use in the military

Leveraging AI to enhance wearable assistive technology for use in the military

Manual handling jobs are a pain in the neck, quite literally. In industries that involve heavy lifting and carrying, back, neck and other injuries account for over $10 billion in medical expenses annually. This holds true even in the military, where soldiers are often required to carry supplies weighing upward of 40kgs, and where the risk of injury is as serious as it is expensive.

YOUR DSI – GET TO KNOW THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE SCENES: Mr Quin Chang

YOUR DSI – GET TO KNOW THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE SCENES: Mr Quin Chang

MR QUIN CHANG - SENIOR MANAGER, RESEARCH PARTNERSHIPS, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION, RMIT 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.

RMIT University’s Senior Manager of Research Partnerships, Research and Innovation and DSI Liaison Manager Mr Quin Chang talks about his journey into the field of education and defence.

Harnessing the photonic power of diamonds to develop powerful sensing applications

Harnessing the photonic power of diamonds to develop powerful sensing applications

Diamonds, they say, are forever. One of nature’s most precious stones, they hold potential far beyond their ornamental value. As nanodiamonds (microparticles), they have found use in medicine, electronic applications and even defence through quantum photonics, where their ability to fluoresce can be used to sense magnetic fields. 

Support in times of crisis - DSI COVID-19 response

Support in times of crisis - DSI COVID-19 response

Australia’s small to medium enterprises (SMEs) make up over 95% of businesses countrywide, forming an important part of the economy. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, they were some of the first to be affected, with restrictions curbing their activity and revenue. To keep these SMEs afloat while continuing to help Victorian researchers further their work in the realm of defence, the Defence Science Institute (DSI) offers a range of grants to facilitate mutually constructive collaborations. 

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