New research fund set to activate local defence innovation

Susan Close MP Deputy Premier Minister for Defence and Space Industries A new $4.6 million defence research and development funding scheme launches today, designed to speed up the translation of innovative defence technology into real world capability for the Australian Defence Force. Administered by South Australia’s Defence Innovation Partnership, the Activator Fund will build on the state’s research and development strengths and the high priority innovation challenges identified by Defence. The fund will support a more rapid transition of technology developments into operational Defence capabilities, which the Defence Strategic Review identified as a priority. The first Activator [...]