Strategy | Strategic pillars

Cubesats (small satellites) developed in collaboration with Australian universities.
Cubesats (small satellites) developed in collaboration with Australian universities.

Three inter-connected strategic pillars underpin the Strategy to enable the delivery of defence S&T and scale up the national S&T enterprise focused on complex Defence challenges.

These pillars are crucial to creating leap-ahead capabilities to secure Australia's defence and national security interests.

One Defence S&T Capability Pillar

Leading, shaping and nurturing Australia's national defence S&T enterprise and the coordination of S&T capability to support Defence needs. Find out more.

Brilliant People, Collaborative Culture Pillar

Developing a highly skilled and collaborative workforce, recognising diversity in partnerships and building shared culture. Find out more.

Outstanding Research Infrastructure Powering Innovation Pillar

Providing the necessary physical and digital research environments, building Defence precincts and embracing opportunities to share infrastructure. Find out more.

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The Brilliant People, Collaborative Culture pillar will foster a responsive, agile, collaborative and dynamic culture that encourages and rewards boldness in innovation when tackling S&T challenges for Defence and national security.

The One Defence S&T Capability pillar provides clarity and focus on the importance of collaborating and partnering with the national S&T enterprise to build on the collective strengths and expertise of our national and international partners.

The Outstanding Research Infrastructure Powering Innovation pillar will ensure that the necessary research infrastructure is available to support the delivery of S&T outcomes.