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Medical Countermeasures EOI – Documentation Release

The Defence Materials Technology Centre (DMTC) is a not for profit collaborative venture that brings together defence industry, universities and government research agencies to develop technologies that will enhance Australia’s defence and national security capability.

The Medical Countermeasures (MCM) activity being hosted by DMTC is focused on vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics for the protection of military and civilian personnel against Chemical Biological and Radiological (CBR) threats, emerging infectious diseases and pandemics.

Now closed, this call for Expressions of Interest for collaborative projects focused on three priority areas:

1. Point of Care Diagnostics

2. Antimicrobial Resistance and

3. Security Sensitive Biological Agents.

Proposed projects were required to have a minimum of one industry partner and one academic/research partner.

The DMTC MCM program is about translation of technology and therefore all proposed projects must be at or above the non-clinical/preclinical phase of development for vaccines and therapeutics; and a prototype for diagnostics.

The following guidance was provided to assist with applications:

– DMTC MCM EOI Information guide;

– DMTC MCM TRL Guide guide; and

– DMTC MCM Template QuadChart submission.

Quad Charts were required by no later than 1600hrs AEDT on Friday March 17, 2017. Further application rounds may be conducted in future. For more information please contact Felicia Pradera at DMTC on 03 9214 4447.

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JSF Industry Development – Call for Submissions

The Defence Materials Technology Centre (DMTC) is a not for profit collaborative venture that brings together defence, industry, universities and government research agencies to develop technologies that will enhance Australia’s defence and national security capability.

DMTC is working with the Australian Department of Defence’s JSF Division and Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group to identify improvement and innovation opportunities for development, through DMTC. This collaborative approach will assist Australian companies to contribute to a strong industry base that supports the JSF capability and provides long-term national economic benefits.

DMTC sought expressions of interest from industry and research organisations to develop and enhance Australian industry capabilities in support of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program. The following guidance was provided to assist with applications:

The closing date for Quad Chart submissions has now passed. Contact Miles Kenyon on (03) 9214 4447 for more information.

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Research expertise acknowledged

DMTC welcomes the recent promotions of Matt Dargusch at the University of Queensland, Stephen van Duin at the University of Wollongong and Suresh Palanisamy at Swinburne University of Technology.

  • DMTC’s Chief Technology Officer, Matt Dargusch, has been promoted to Professor of the School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering, within the Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology faculty at The University of Queensland;
  • DMTC’s Maritime Program Leader, Stephen van Duin, has been promoted to Associate Professor within the Engineering & Information Sciences faculty at the University of Wollongong; and
  • DMTC’s Air Program Leader, Suresh Palanisamy, has been promoted to Associate Professor within the Science, Engineering & Technology faculty at Swinburne University of Technology and was recently appointed Director of the Transport Innovation Centre.

Matt, Stephen and Suresh have served in technical leadership roles within the DMTC since its establishment in 2008. Their promotions reflect the credibility that the DMTC enjoys in the Australian research community.

CEO of DMTC, Dr Mark Hodge, said “We are delighted for Matt, Stephen and Suresh. We want DMTC to be seen as an ‘organisation of choice’ for Australia’s best researchers, and these promotions clearly support this objective”.

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DMTC and the Innovation Hub

The 2016 Defence Industry Policy Statement – released alongside the Defence White Paper – acknowledged the fundamental contribution that Australian industry provides to defence capability, and the importance of innovation. DMTC has been identified as a key partner in the new Defence Innovation Hub, and will continue to have a vital role to play in applying research and harnessing industrial capability.

DMTC has ensured that our approach to Intellectual Property is expressly aligned to the Innovation Hub’s IP strategy.

Through the implementation of the DIPS and its partnership with DMTC, Defence is looking to reset and re-focus its relationships with Australian industry. More information on the Innovation Hub and the Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC) is available from the link below.

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