Welcome to QDSA

We provide a platform – and community – that showcases, funds, nurtures, and propels communication and collaborations between our Queensland members and stakeholders, with the goal to deliver sovereign capability to solve Defence needs.

Membership is free for industry and researchers, sign up today!

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Creating an Agile Defence Ecosystem

Built on our pillars of Connection, Communication and Collaboration, QDSA exists to:

  • Accelerate the innovation pipeline in Queensland to rapidly translate ideas to reality
  • Leverage Australian research and industry assured sovereign supply chains to achieve game changing capability for Defence at scale
  • Solve ADF problems – to translate research concepts to Defence capability
  • Assist in building and supporting a cohesive Defence innovation ecosystem in Queensland
  • Encourage Defence capability concept experimentation
  • Nurture the future workforce in leading Defence research in Queensland

How To Get Involved

Join Our Community

Become a QDSA member today, there’s no cost to join for industry and researchers. This is the best way to stay informed about new opportunities including workshops, presentations and networking events, grants and Defence capability call outs.JOIN NOW! »

Attend An Event

QDSA is creating a community built on connection, collaboration and communication. Our events provide opportunities to learn from, network and collaborate with other Queensland industry and research partners solving real world Defence problems.EVENT CALENDAR »

Register Your Capability

QDSA provides a gateway to DefenceResearch. Throughout the year we invite our members to register their capability to be considered for future collaboration and tender opportunities with Defence.

Become a member to stay across the latest announcements including Defence STaR Shots.BECOME A MEMBER »

Apply For Funding

QDSA is thrilled to offer several different types of funding; our  HDR Capability Grant and our new Collaborative Research Grant along with other funding opportunities that come through Defence priority areas. You can also find more info about external State and Federal funding opportunities here.


Queensland Defence Science Alliance

Established in 2021, the Queensland Defence Science Alliance (QDSA) is funded by the Queensland Government, the Defence Science and Technology Group and our member universities in Queensland.

Our Alliance connects the sharpest minds across multiple disciplines from universities, industry, innovation hubs and precincts, State and Federal government organisations and Defence to better position Queensland in Defence Innovation and Defence Training, Sustainment and Acquisition Programs.

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Our Mission

To grow and connect an agile Defence innovation ecosystem, leveraging Queensland’s strengths, to deliver trusted solutions to meet Defence requirements.

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