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Defence helps research teams and small businesses find their place

7 December 2020
Media Release

A selection of Australian research teams and small-to-medium businesses have reaped the benefits of a Defence program designed to help them identify real-world applications for their science or technology.

The D.Start program helps research teams and small businesses develop their entrepreneurial skills and validate their value in the Defence market.

Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price said D.Start gave vital guidance on how participants could attract the resources they need to translate their science and technology to capability.

The eight-week program is delivered under Defence’s Next Generation Technologies Fund in partnership with CSIRO.

Twelve teams completed the Spring 2020 innovation and entrepreneurship program, which concluded last week.

Read the full Media Release on the Department of Defence website.


Ben Spencer (Minister Price's office): +61 412 754 310
Charlotte Butler (Minister Price’s office): +61 406 338 521
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