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ADSTAR - Australian Defence Science, Technology and Research (ADSTAR) Summit

The ADSTAR Summit brings the innovation, science and technology enterprise together to share ideas on a global scale. ADSTAR builds new relationships and strengthens established partnerships across Defence, government, industry, and academic sectors.

Date: 17-19 September 2024
Venue: National Convention Centre Canberra, Canberra ACT

A must-attend event for small-to-medium businesses, industry, academia, and Government professionals who have expertise and interest in harnessing capability for a resilient Defence force. Attendees will hear from and engage with senior defence leaders and researchers, as well as defence industry representatives and other Australian and international researchers.

  • ADSTAR 22 brought an unprecedented range of international Defence partners to Australia
  • More than 1800 people from 13 countries attended
  • ADSTAR 24 will be the leading event for promoting innovation, science and technology on a global scale

For more information and to register your interest, visit the ADSTAR Summit website (


Upcoming Events

ADSTAR 2024 -  Australian Defence Science, Technology and Research Summit
17 September 2024 to 19 September 2024

The Australian Defence Science, Technology and Research Summit (ADSTAR) will be held in Canberra from 17 to 19 September 2024.

Past Events

20 July 2022 to 22 July 2022

The inaugural Australian Defence Science, Technology and Research Summit (ADSTAR) was held in Sydney from 20 to 22 July 2022.

Hosted by Defence Science and Technology Group on behalf of the Department of Defence, the summit brought together more than 1700 people from across the research and innovation sector. Participants shared ideas with a view to enhancing capability for the Australian Defence Force.

Defence is seeking to work with academia and industry to overcome our biggest challenges, focusing on three main themes: