Australian Defence Science, Technology and Research Summit (ADSTAR)

The inaugural Australian Defence Science, Technology and Research Summit (ADSTAR) will be held in Sydney 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; and
  • Human & defensive biotechnologies.

A unique opportunity exists for start-ups to participate and pitch your ready-to-go innovation to Defence and summit delegates at the ‘Start-Up Alley’. 

ADSTAR will include a science-and-technology conference, workshops, panel sessions, networking opportunities and an interactive exhibition floor. The Summit will be a hybrid event at the International Convention Centre, Sydney and online.

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October

Defence is launching a monthly awareness campaign containing Seaworthiness material on the ODSwR website – Seaworthiness talks.

February

The series will see 40 fully-funded places available to Hunter-based SMEs for each of the 13 training modules that make up the six month program in 2022.

March

The Australian Defence College (ADC) is inviting Defence industry partners for a variety of short courses and seminars. The first course of the year, run through the Australian War College, is the Public Policy Development and Communications Course.

May

Defence are delivering their short online course on Technical Data / Intellectual Property (TD/IP) clauses in its ASDEFCON suite of templates.

This three-day virtual course provides a comprehensive overview of how the Australian Defence Organisation delivers and manages capability throughout the life cycle of a capability.

edVirtus and Matthew Squair present two courses for Managers and Safety Specialists who need an understanding of system safety key concepts and practices.

edVirtus presents three Satellite Communications courses providing a detailed understanding of, and practice in, the issues associated with the design and operation of modern satellite communications systems.

The Requirements Writing course provides attendees with an overview of the practice of writing textual requirements and is therefore ideally suited to those involved in the drafting, reviewing, or approving of function and performance specifications.

June

If you have experienced moments of self-doubt then join WDNA for their latest 'Beat Self-Doubt' webinar.

Women's Defence Networking Alliance's Beat Self-Doubt and Tame Your Inner Critic webinar: WDNA welcomes Fiona Pearman, co-author of Core Confidence, to our upcoming Lunch & Learn webinar.