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Strategy | One Defence Science & Technology capability

Leading, shaping and nurturing Australia's national defence Science and Technology (S&T) enterprise and the coordination of S&T capability to support Defence's needs.

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.

We will play a stronger role in bringing together interdisciplinary teams to create solutions that confer strategic advantage and generate opportunities for developing sovereign industry capabilities.  Working with the national S&T enterprise, which includes publicly funded research agencies, universities, and industries (including start-ups, primes and small businesses and prime contractors) and international partners, will be crucial in delivering these outcomes.

In supporting a technologically advanced Australian Defence Force, we encourage great ideas that can be collaboratively matured into innovative solutions. We will do this by:

  • Communicating our S&T research focus
  • Providing opportunities to engage
  • Increasing collaboration between Defence, university, and industry using robust and consistent mechanisms
  • Using collaborative partnerships and agreements to deliver outcomes

Key information

Lead DST Chief

David Kershaw
Chief Science Engagement and Impact Division

Pillar Lead

Dr Richard Davis
Chief Technology Officer National Security
Science Engagement and Impact Division