The Advanced Strategic Capabilities Accelerator (ASCA) is calling for submissions for the first two priority areas under its Emerging and Disruptive Technology (EDT) program – Information Warfare and Quantum Technologies.
This announcement comes on the back of ASCA’s launch in July and a national roadshow including the Queensland ASCA Forum held in Brisbane in November 2023.
QDSA is encouraging Queensland’s defence industry and research community to engage with these opportunities, with a video briefing to be held on 27 November 2023 and submissions due in February 2024.
ASCA’s Request for Proposal is calling for the submission of white papers by industry and academia that identify external capability and propose approaches for addressing the IS&T priority areas of:
- Information Warfare (Synthetic Media)
- Quantum Technologies (Including but not limited to computing, communication & sensing applications)
Interested applicants have until 9 February 2024 to submit their white paper.
Following a selection process, chosen participants will be invited to take part in co-design activities with Defence.
Register for Video Briefing
ASCA invites interested participants to attend an EDT briefing on Monday 27 November at 2:00 pm Adelaide (ACDT) which is 1:30pm Queensland (AEST).
What is the EDT Program?
The EDT program invests in deep and long-term partnerships with the Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG), universities and industry to shape research, new knowledge, and Defence capabilities.
The program is driven by opportunity statements with projects typically being 3 to 5 years in duration.
The Queensland advantage
As a state, Queensland is well-positioned to support both priority areas, particularly quantum technologies. Two of our four national quantum-related ARC Centres of Excellence hosted between the University of Queensland and Griffith University. Our strength further extends to our state’s significant industry base and expertise in the fabrication of conductors and micro-electromechanical systems.
Information warfare is also backed by more than 60 key Queensland-based institutes, facilities, precincts, and centres involved in ICT and multimedia research, big data and large system development and management.
Engage with ASCA EDT Program
QDSA is encouraging Queensland’s defence research and industry to contribute submissions as part of ASCA’s inaugural EDT call-out.
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