DMTC is a¬†collaborative venture that brings together defence industry, universities and government research agencies to develop new materials and manufacturing technologies that will enhance Australia’s defence capability.
Established in May 2008 and officially launched by the Federal Minister for¬†Innovation, Industry, Science and Research Senator The Hon. Kim Carr on 19 February 2009, DMTC is Australia’s first Defence Future Capability Technology Centre – a Federal Government initiative based on the successful Co-operative Research Centre (CRC)¬†model.
Operational funding is drawn from several sources including the Commonwealth Government, State Governments, industry and the research sector. DMTC operates as a¬†public company, limited by guarantee.