Defence Innovation Hub launches in Adelaide

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The Hon Christopher Pyne MP

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5 December 2016

Minister for Defence Industry, The Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today launched the Defence Innovation Hub and called for submissions through its innovation portal.

“The Defence Innovation Hub will invest around $640 million over the decade into maturing and further developing technologies that have moved from the early science stages into the engineering and development stages,” he said.

“The Hub is all about an agile and transparent approach to innovation investment with the introduction of new business practices, including refreshed contracting frameworks and innovative intellectual property policies.”

Minister Pyne said industry was invited to work with the Hub’s business advisers by submitting proposals through the innovation portal at

“The innovation portal provides transparent and timely information such as Defence’s priority innovation needs,” Minister Pyne said.

Once received, Defence will assess proposals submitted through the portal for ongoing management by the Defence Innovation Hub.

“Defence recognises that great ideas can originate from a wide range of participants, from industry through to academia and researchers,” Minister Pyne said.

“The Defence Innovation Hub will provide an equal opportunity for all participants from small to medium enterprises to prime defence contractors to put forward their great ideas, make connections and collaborate in the development of innovative technology.”

“The launch of the innovation hub is a critical part of the Turnbull Government’s $1.6 billion commitment to developing innovative technologies within our defence industry,” Minister Pyne said.

The Centre for Defence Industry Capability was also launched to provide a range of advisory services to support small to medium enterprises in the development of proposals they wish to submit to the Defence Innovation Hub.

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