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DST scientists inside the Transonic Wind Tunnel
Opportunities exist from Contract R&D to Industry Placement Scheme interaction

DST provides access to facilities, advice and services to industry on a commercial basis.

This can be useful in helping industry to support Defence, particularly when companies’ in-house research and development (R&D) and test capabilities are limited. 

 Please note:

  • DST does not seek to compete with industry.
  • Any provision of facilities or services must fit within Defence and DST industry interaction policy guidelines.

Placement of Defence scientists in industry

DST invites industry participation in our Industry Placement Scheme, whereby DST scientists and engineers are given the opportunity to spend up to 24 months in industry.

Let science work for you! Welcome a scientist into your workplace and reap the rewards.

See our DST Industry Placement Scheme page for details.

Contract R&D

DST undertakes research on behalf of industry where DST's capabilities are unique.

For more information about contract R&D, contact our Technology Partnerships Office.

DST research facilities

DST has a well-defined procedure for providing access to Defence science and technology (S&T) facilities to external agencies and bodies on a "fee for service" basis. 

See Our facilities for a selection of our most interesting research assets.

For more information about using DST's facilities on a commercial basis, contact our Technology Partnerships Office.

Key information

  • Contract Research and Development
  • Expertise
  • Industry Interaction
  • Industry Placement Scheme
  • Research Facilities