The new publication provides guidance on Defence innovation priorities and how to pitch your innovation, along with information on the Hub’s assessment process and innovation contracts.

You can download the guide from the Defence Innovation Hub.

What is an innovation proposal?


If you think you have an idea that could contribute to the enhancement of Defence capability, you can submit an innovation proposal to the Defence Innovation Hub to have your innovation considered by Defence.

If your initial proposal to the Defence Innovation Hub is successful you’ll then be asked to submit a more detailed proposal.

You can lodge a proposal that aligns with Defence innovation priorities at any time.

From time to time, the Defence Innovation Hub also publishes Special Notices which call for responses from industry to specific Defence requirements. Check the current opportunities and innovation priorities  page for more information.

What is the Defence Innovation Hub?


The Defence Innovation Hub invests in innovative technologies that can enhance Defence capability and grow the Australian defence industry and innovation sector.

The Hub has been allocated $800 million in funding over the decade to 2030 to invest in the development of innovative technology by Australia’s innovation sector and has already invested over $250 million.

The Hub invests in a broad range of technologies at different phases of maturity from the early concept state through to demonstration, prototyping and integration.

Where can I find out more?


Have a look at our pages on how to innovate in defence to find out how the Defence Innovation Hub can work with you, and provide funding, to mature the innovation in a collaborative way.

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