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Emerging Disruptive Technology Assessment Symposium (EDTAS)

The Emerging Disruptive Technology Assessment Symposium (EDTAS) series is a technology foresighting program under the Next Generation Technologies Fund.

It is designed to consider an emerging science and technology topic that will likely have a major impact – transformational or disruptive – for the Defence or National Security domains in the 20+ year timeframe.

DST partners with universities and industry to co-host these events, which are typically a mix of leading-edge presentations, thought-provoking workshops and keynote presentations.

In the past, symposium's have been held on topics such as:

  • Trusted Autonomous Systems
  • Information, Knowledge and Digital Disruption
  • Advanced Materials and Manufacturing
  • Human Biotechnologies
  • Space Technologies

You can find more information about the previous iterations of the series under the “Past Events” heading of the EDTAS events page.

The topic of the next EDTAS is directed energy.

EDTAS ON Directed Energy for Defence and National Security

DST is currently taking expressions of interest in search of an academic partner to assist in co-hosting the Emerging and Disruptive Technology Assessment Symposium (EDTAS) on Directed Energy for Defence and National Security.

The chosen EDTAS academic partner will co-host the event and act as the primary hub for broad national and international academic outreach, by coordinating academic participation with internationally recognised leading researchers from institutions across Australia.

For more information on whether your institution is eligible, or on how to obtain an information pack, please click here.

Proposals must be submitted by COB 12 August 2019.

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