The inaugural Australian Defence Science, Technology and Research Summit (ADSTAR) will be held in Sydney (and online) from 20 to 22 July 2022.

Hosted by Defence Science and Technology Group on behalf of the Department of Defence, the summit will bring people together from across the research and innovation sector. Participants will share ideas with a view to enhancing capability for the Australian Defence Force.

Defence is seeking to work with academia and industry to overcome our biggest challenges, focusing on three main themes:

  • resilience in contested environments
  • artificial intelligence for defence
  • human & defensive biotechnologies.

ADSTAR will include a science and technology conference, workshops, panel sessions, networking opportunities and an interactive exhibition floor. The summit will be run as a hybrid in-person and virtual event.

Speakers at the event include Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Cathy Foley, the Chief Scientific Adviser for the UK Ministry of Defence Professor Dame Angela McLean, the US Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Ms Heidi Shyu and many more.

Register now on the ADSTAR website