Is your business developing a concept, weapon or otherwise, designed to support the Australian Defence Force?
Here’s the chance to pitch it.
Defence Innovation Hub, an initiative of the Australian Government’s Department of Defence, has been established to support Australian companies, businesses, academic and research organisations in the collaborative development of innovative solutions with the potential to enhance Australian Defence Force capability.
Defence is inviting companies, businesses and organisations to respond to a Call for Submissions detailing their innovation proposal. Where an innovation proposal is assessed as suitable for investment and satisfies the requirements and assessment criteria set out in the Terms for Call for Submissions, Defence will invite the respondent to participate in a Request for Proposal process. Defence intends to enter into contracts with respondents under a contractual framework, to mature their innovations to meet Defence’s capability needs.
The Hub facilitates innovation activities from initial concept, through to prototyping and integrated testing. These activities will be procured through the Hub across four distinct contract phases depending upon the current maturity level of the innovation proposal. Respondents will be able to submit an innovation proposal through Defence’s online Innovation portal. The portal, and further information about the Hub’s procurement processes, can be accessed at: www.business.gov.au/cdic
Closing date is 30-Jun-2017. Click here for more detail.