Event reporting

Key themes in the November symposium included digital elements such as increasing use of simulation in both material design and manufacturing.

Perhaps the most profound take away from the event was the impact teachers could have on steering young people towards STEM careers.

Common themes were the constant struggle to keep up with the ever quickening pace of technology advances within constraints posed by limited budgets and the challenge of building and maintaining a skilled ICT workforce.

The three-day conference has seen a balance of focus between Naval Group presentations on its four-step submarine focus and discussion of Collins Life Of Type Extension.

The event comprised 19 companies from Australia, the US, Europe and Israel presenting 25 industry proposals.

A range of new technologies including drone and counter drone systems, weapon and ammunition enhancements, electronic counter measures and electronic warfare, and simulation systems were presented.

Army’s Land Forces Commander Major General Gus McLachlan was a keynote speaker at ADM’s Northern Australia Defence Summit in Darwin last week.

The opening day of ADM's 6th Northern Australia Defence Summit featured a very strong line-up of high profile speakers including host NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner and former President of the Republic of Indonesia Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

Over 90 Australian and international companies, research and development and educational institutions have gathered in Darwin to be updated by key Future Submarine Program representatives on the program’s progress to date.

The South Australian Government has launched a job expo to attract school students to these and other emerging industries.

Chosen from hundreds of applicants, the 10 Adelaide Techstars companies were selected as proposing ideas or products with possible defence applications.

The inaugural Force Design conference took place in Canberra recently.

The Hunter's defence industry and innovation sector is set to get a major boost with the impending establishment of a Defence Innovation Hub at Williamtown.

The third in DST Group’s annual Partnerships Week events was held in Adelaide in August, attracting record numbers of delegates from across industry, academia and Defence.

The annual ADM Defence Estate and Base Services Summit was held in Canberra this week, attracting over 300 delegates and a range of local and international speakers from across Defence and industry.