Event type: Virtual conference and networking event

Date: 23 to 27 November 2020


  • Virtual conference: 11.30am to 1.30pm AEDT (daily)

  • Networking event: 4.30pm to 6.00pm AEDT (Friday 27 November 2020)

Cost: Free

Venue: Online

Presented by: Department of Defence

Benefits of attending

The Defence Innovation 2020 conference provides Australia’s defence industry and innovation sector with the opportunity to learn how they can leverage Defence’s innovation programs.

Businesses can:

  • explore emerging technology trends
  • draw on innovation opportunities within Defence’s new capability domains
  • understand defence industry capabilities across state and territory jurisdictions
  • network with Defence Capability Managers

Defence innovation conference overview

Defence Innovation 2020 will comprise of 6 90-minute webinars over 5 days. The Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP will provide an opening address on 23 November 2020.

The conference will feature presentations by senior Defence and military representatives from each of the following operational domains:

  • Maritime
  • Land
  • Air
  • Information
  • Cyber and Space
  • Defence Science and Technology Group
  • state and territory industry advocates

Each webinar will also include a Q&A session where participants can engage with Defence experts to ask questions and explore how industry can support Defence to deliver innovative solutions that provide Defence with cutting edge capabilities.

A virtual networking event on 27 November 2020 will enable delegates to engage with a Defence Capability Manager and connect with other attendees in a relaxed, informal environment.

Who should attend?

Representatives from Australia’s defence innovation and industry sectors.

Where can I get more information?

More information and how to register are available at Defence Innovation 2020.

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