$1.8million investment into collaborative Queensland Defence research projects [Media Release]

The Queensland Defence Science Alliance (QDSA) is excited to announce the winners of the 2023 QDSA Collaborative Research Grants that will see $1.8 million investment into Queensland science and innovation projects to help meet the future needs of Australian Defence. The call for collaborative research projects yielded a staggering 47 submissions from across Queensland, with…

How industry can leverage DIDS through QDSA

How industry can leverage the landmark Defence Industry Development Strategy (DIDS) through QDSA

In late February 2024, the Federal Government announced a master plan for greater defence industry collaboration, the Defence Industry Development Strategy (DIDS). DIDs outlined a framework to expedite procurement, support, and development of Defence capability signalling stronger partnerships between Defence and industry. At the time of the announcement, the Government also announced increased funding for…

Call for Bids: Navigate program external rotations

NAVIGATE program calling for external partner rotation bids

DSTG’s program NAVIGATE has opened the call for external partner rotation bids to provide mid-career DSTG STEM professionals with a secondment opportunity within your organisation. Submissions close CoB Tuesday 26 March 2024. What is the NAVIGATE program? 39 DSTG NAVIGATE 2.0 participants (15 of which are current DSTG STEM professionals; the others are new to defence) will undertake two…

ACSA Roadshow recap and opportunities

ASCA Roadshow 2023: Queensland Forum & Opportunities

QDSA, in partnership with the Advanced Strategic Capabilities Accelerator (ASCA), hosted the inaugural Queensland ASCA Forum on 14 November 2023. Queensland was the second stop for the national roadshow as Professor Emily Hilder, Interim Head of ASCA, toured around the country and shared how ASCA’s three core Defence innovation pathways would roll out. Below you’ll…

ASCA announces first call for submissions for Emerging and Disruptive Technology (EDT) program

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…

NQ SPARK Federal Government Funding Announcement

NQ SPARK: Simulation Industry Set to Ignite in North Queensland

The Federal Government has finalised an agreement with North Queensland Simulation Park (NQ SPARK), marking the commencement of northern Australia’s first-of-its-kind collaborative defence industry hub. NQ SPARK is set to deliver world-class simulation and training opportunities to north Queensland with state-of-the-art facilities supported by the Townsville City Council, the Queensland Government, and James Cook University.…