Our partnerships

DST enhances its science and technology impact by collaborating with research and industry partners, nationally and globally.

We access and leverage world-leading science, technology, knowledge and innovation, through collaboration with industry, academia and international agencies. We work closely with these partners in order to provide quality advice and innovative solutions for Defence and national security.

For more about how to partner with us, see the Partner with us section of our site.

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Current DST Group Partnerships

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DST Group and CSIRO have a Strategic Relationship Agreement with the purpose of advancing high-impact research priorities for Defence and civilian life in Australia.
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The Defence Science Institute (DSI) is a collaborative research initiative of DST Group and the University of Melbourne that creates defence science research networks for Australia.

The DMTC (formerly, the Defence Materials Technology Centre) enhances industrial capability in areas identified as priorities by Defence, and boosts Australian industry capacity through collaborations underpinned by Australia's world-renowned research expertise.

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DST Group invites industry participation in a program whereby DST scientists and engineers can spend time working in industry.

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DST Group fosters a close partnership with the UK Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), including the exchange of senior staff and sharing of research facilities.
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DST sponsors the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Advanced Science and Technology, which brings senior United States researchers to Australia on a four to five month appointment at DST or another research institution in Australia linked to DST.

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DST Group and the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) are collaborating on the Hypersonic International Flight Research Experimentation (HIFiRE) program.
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DST Group and IBM Australia have a strategic alliance to conduct collaborative research in a range of high-end defence technologies.
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DST Group and Lockheed Martin Australia have a strategic alliance to collaborate on a range of technologies for strengthening defence and national security.
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The Medical Countermeasures Consortium is a four-nation partnership involving the Defence and Health Departments of Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States.

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