University

Chief Defence Scientist Alex Zelinsky at the 2014 launch of Defence Science Partnerships
Chief Defence Scientist Alex Zelinsky at the 2014 launch of Defence Science Partnerships

In many of our research activities, DST Group works closely with universities to deliver technology-based solutions to Defence.

University collaboration is core to our strategy to build on our strength of being a valued advisor to government and to focus our efforts towards future Defence and national security capability.

We leverage world-class capabilities both in Australia and internationally, through strategic alliances and partnerships. Partnerships enable us to take a stronger role in integrating knowledge and best practices to deliver innovative outcomes.

Defence Science Partnerships framework

To strengthen our university collaboration across Australia, we have established a Defence Science Partnerships (DSP) framework.

This is a new and innovative collaboration framework that provides Australian universities a simple and consistent way to partner with us.

The DSP is ground-breaking in Australia, providing a coordinated and targeted approach for university collaboration in strategically identified key technology areas.

Thirty-two universities have so far signed up to the DSP agreement.

DST also has existing/legacy agreements in niche areas with a number of Australian universities, including those below.

For more information about Defence Science Partnerships, please contact our Technology Partnerships Office.