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Next Generation Technologies Fund

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The Next Generation Technologies Fund, managed by DST, is a new government initiative introduced with the Defence Industry Policy Statement in 2016.Together with the Defence Innovation Hub and the Centre for Defence Industry Capability, these three form the integrated Defence innovation system.

NGTF will make further investments worth approximately $1.2 billion over the next decade on a forward-looking program focussing on research and development in emerging and future technologies for the “future Defence force after next”.

NGTF is focussed on the following nine priority areas:

  • Integrated intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance
  • Space capabilities
  • Enhanced human performance
  • Medical countermeasure products
  • Multi-disciplinary material sciences
  • Quantum technologies
  • Trusted autonomous systems
  • Cyber
  • Advanced sensors, hypersonics and directed energy capabilities

For more information, visit Innovate in Defence.

Key information

View the 2020 Defence Strategic Update for more information.

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