Defence SA is South Australia’s lead government agency for all defence matters and the nation’s only standalone state defence organisation. With a mission to grow the defence industry and strengthen Defence Force presence in South Australia, Defence SA is committed to helping deliver the Defence Innovation Partnership’s objectives and outcomes. Defence SA supports South Australia’s defence industry, research organisations and educational institutions to find innovative solutions for the Australian Defence Force and defence projects.
Defence Science and Technology (DST)
Defence Science and Technology (DST) is the Australian government’s lead agency responsible for applying science and technology to safeguard Australia and its national interests. DST works closely with industry, universities and the scientific community to support Australia’s defence and national security capabilities. DST is a key player in the Defence Innovation Partnership, contributing funding towards projects and seconding a senior researcher to provide guidance on matters of research operations and strategy.
University of Adelaide
With more than 4000 research staff and students working together, supported by modern infrastructure and innovative culture, the University of Adelaide has all the ingredients to tackle global research challenges and deliver positive impacts. From submarine technology and satellite communications to the health and wellbeing of Australians in service overseas, the university’s research helps build the nation’s defence.
For over 50 years, Flinders has been a centre of inspiring achievement, from pioneering research and excellence in teaching to the positive impact the university has in the communities it serves. Defence and national security is a major research and teaching focus at Flinders in areas including autonomous underwater vehicles, and intelligence analysis techniques through to new robotics and maritime electronics.
University of South Australia
The University of South Australia is Australia’s ‘University of Enterprise’ taking on the challenges of tomorrow by finding solutions through world-class research today. With extensive research strengths and partnerships in the defence industry and a commitment to solving complex problems, the University of South Australia is ‘your first line of defence’ for defence industry expertise and engagement.