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.
The latest Call for Counter Improvised Threat Grand Challenge Phase 2 – Integration (CIT-GC Ph2) is now open.
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.
DST will host the Land Science and Innovation (LSI) Conference at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre as part of Land Forces 2020 on 2nd and 3rd of September this year.
Professor Guoxing Lu - Making an impact on Victoria's Defence endeavours
Victoria’s universities are host to some of the country’s best research minds with the potential to propel Australia’s Defence interests. As industry and the government look to collaborate with academia to achieve optimal solutions to the country’s defence and security challenges, universities provide the perfect setting to foster long-standing relationships within the defence network.
Dr Jen Wood - Solving naval submarine corrosion problems and championing women in STEM and Defence
When Jen Wood, a past PhD student of La Trobe University set out to broaden her understanding of microbial communities, little did she know it would lead her on a journey – and a career – within the exciting world of defence science.