Group of defence people sitting in a room listening to a speaker.

The 2019 Defence Innovation Hub Industry Conference opened with a speech by the Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP. Delegates also heard from sector leaders including the Hon Kate Lundy, Defence Ambassador ACT; Dr Cathy Foley, Chief Scientist CSIRO and Air Commodore Richard Lennon, Head Force Design.

The conference helped inform industry about the policy environment for Defence and the Australian Defence Force, including the various grant programs available through government.

The defence policy environment focus is:

  • innovation and growth
  • the strategic considerations
  • innovation needs and opportunities

These themes can help industry and research organisations develop ideas that may benefit the defence industry. The two sectors can then collaborate through the research and development stage.

Group of defence and business people networking at the Defence Innovation Hub Industry  Conference

The next Defence Innovation Hub industry conference will be held in October 2020