A new virtual reality tool that manipulates digital human mannequins to address the unique ergonomic challenges posed by military vessels is one of five cutting-edge ventures to receive funding as part of the latest round of grants from the Defence Innovation Partnership’s Collaborative Research Fund (CRF). The University of South Australia, with partners The University of Adelaide and Kadego-Cadgile, will develop the VR tool, which will enable the easy and effective assessment of designs for complex, high risk environments, including submarines. Announcing this year’s recipients, Premier Steven Marshall said the CRF was proving to be an important gateway to successful [...]
Hon Steven Marshall MP Premier In a move that shows support for growing South Australia’s cutting-edge defence and space innovation, as well as creating more local defence jobs, the Marshall Liberal Government will invest $7.9 million in this year’s budget for the state’s Defence Innovation Partnership. The funding, further supplemented by the Federal Government’s Defence, Science and Technology Group and the three South Australian Universities to total nearly $10 million, will mean scaling-up support for collaborative defence-related research and development (R&D) projects to derive world-class solutions for complex defence challenges. The investment will build on defence innovation success stories to come out of the state like freeform [...]
In its largest ever funding round, South Australia’s Defence Innovation Partnership has awarded over $1 million to fund cutting-edge collaborative defence research ventures. From quantum-enhanced clock synchronisation, to the development of freeform optics for small satellites, to advanced 3D battlespace visualisation, the funding will drive innovation in Australian Defence research and development (R&D). Funding of seven new projects will be enabled by the fourth round of the Defence Innovation Partnership’s Collaborative Research Fund. Premier Steven Marshall MP said the research potential generated by the successful partnerships represents a critical component of the cutting-edge defence projects coming out of South Australia. [...]
The Morrison Government is continuing to invest in Australian defence industries to ensure they are in a strong place to deliver new innovations in the post COVID-19 era.
South Australia’s Defence Innovation Partnership has awarded $600,000 in new funding to South Australian universities, local industry and interstate universities to undertake collaborative defence research ventures. The funding, delivered through round three of the Collaborative Research Fund, supports four projects that will improve the capability and effectiveness of the Australian Defence Force across key priority areas. In the past two years, the Defence Innovation Partnership’s Collaborative Research Fund has awarded a total of nearly $1.9 million to 13 collaborative projects, leveraging over $4 million of university, Defence and industry contributions. Defence SA Chief Executive Richard Price said the successful research [...]
Defence Innovation Partnership to boost defence research in South Australia.
South Australian researchers have secured $600,000 from the recently established Defence Innovation Partnership to conduct collaborative defence research activities with local and international partners.