Defence rolls out the welcome mat for universities


Chief Defence Scientist Dr Alex Zelinsky speaking at the launch of  new the Defence Science Partnerships program. Photo: Department of Defence.

Life just got easier for researchers who want to collaborate with Defence and national security agencies.

University researchers who want to collaborate on research projects with Defence and national security agencies should find the process a lot easier through a new program to streamline the process, launched today.

The Defence Science Partnerships program will be led by the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO), which already runs the Industry Alliance program to facilitate research and development collaboration with the private sector.

Chief Defence scientist Dr Alex Zelinsky (pictured) explained there would now be a uniform model for collaborative research with universities with a consistent approach to intellectual property and cost sharing.

“The program’s strength lies in its potential to harness Australia’s world-class research and better align it to Defence priorities through increased collaboration and a greater sharing of resources and infrastructure,” Dr Zelinsky said.

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