Safran Electronics and Defense - Academic Engagement Roadshow





Safran Electronics and Defense (SED) is visiting South Australia to forge new research partnerships.

During this event, Safran Electronics and Defense Australasia (SEDA) will release its Research Roadmap 2020-25; and will launch a Seed Funding Scheme to provide an easy mechanism for engagement and to rapidly initiate a series of short research projects. Projects will be funded to a ttotal of $50k - $150k in areas of thematic interest to the company, for which open ended proposals will be invited; or self-nominated topics in line with immediate research priorities for 2020.
There will be an opportunity to meet and interact with SEDA’s R&D Program Manager, company leadership and the SVP of Research and Technology from SED’s Defence Division, who is accompanied by Senior Experts also travelling from France.

This event will be of interest to researchers working in:

  • augmented reality
  • artificial intelligence
  • autonomous systems
  • avionics
  • engineering design
  • geomatics
  • human machine interfaces
  • microelectronics
  • optical sensing
  • optronics
  • photonics
  • quantum sensing & imaging
  • robotics and vision


Safran is an international high-technology group, holding world or European leadership in a number of industries including aircraft and ocket engines, space technologies, aircraft interiors and landing systems, and through the Safran Electronics and Defense: avionics, optronics and navigation technologies for military and civil markets.
Safran group is consistently ranked as one of the world’s ‘top 100 innovators’ with R&D expenditure in excess of $2 Billion per annum.
Safran Electronics & Defense (SED) is a world leading supplier of electro-optical, avionics and electronics equipment in civil and military markets. SED has mastered and applies a wide range of state-of-the-art technologies, as a supplier to some of today's most innovative aerospace and defense programs.
Operating worldwide through the Safran international network, Safran Electronics & Defense has a consolidated workforce of 8,200 employees.
Safran Electronics and Defense Australasia (SEDA) is a wholly owned subsidiary based in Botany, NSW, which delivers three key technical competencies

  • Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) capability to support in service equipment in the region;
  • Design and Development (D&D) capability for ‘Australianisation’ of products and technology; and
  • Research and Development (R&D) capability to support newly emergent local needs and requirements.

SEDA provides a range of critical optronics and navigation technology and local support to the Australian Navy’s surface vessels and submarines, the Army’s man portable and vehicle systems, and Australia’s military helicopters, as well as commercial airlines in the region.