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Round Two getting underway

DMTC’s Medical Countermeasures Program is growing with Round 2 projects announced by the Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP.

Medical countermeasures (MCMs) are vaccines, therapeutics and/or diagnostics against chemical, biological and radiological threat, emerging infectious disease and pandemics.

The new projects follow on from the first round of DMTC’s MCM Program that has been underway for around 15 months.

With its priorities set by Defence, seed funding for the DMTC MCM program has been provided by CSIRO and the Defence Science & Technology Group through its Next Generation Technologies Fund (NGTF). The aim of the MCM program is to accelerate the advanced development and deployment of countermeasures, with technical expertise from industry and research partners.

Under DMTC’s proven co-investment model, funding provided by Government customer agencies is leveraged by contributions of cash and resources from industry and research partners.

The Minister’s press release is available here and more details will be available on our website as soon as contract negotiations and project agreements are complete.

 

 

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Success for DMTC at Innovation Awards

DMTC has featured prominently in prestigious awards recognising success in naval and maritime innovation.

The Maritime Australia Industry Innovation Awards were presented by the Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, on 4 October at the Pacific 2017 International Maritime Exposition in Sydney.

DMTC received a High Commendation for its leadership of a project to study Microbiological Corrosion on Australian naval vessels, and DMTC researcher Peter Kabakov was recognised with the prestigious Young Innovator scholarship prize.

DMTC researcher Peter Kabakov

Employed by the Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation (ANSTO), Mr Kabakov has worked on a DMTC project involving research partners ANSTO and University of Wollongong and DMTC industry partner Thales Australia (Thales Underwater Systems) to establish an Australian production capability for single crystal, piezoelectric ceramics.

Read the full press release – DMTC Pacific awards

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Space sensor research kicks off

On 29 September the Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, announced the first round of the DMTC High Altitude Sensor Systems program including four projects, with work expected to commence before the end of the 2017 calendar year.

A number of organisations across Australia, comprising innovative commercial enterprises and leading Universities and research agencies, will come together under the DMTC program.

Read more here.

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Partnering in technology development

DMTC team members participated in DST Group’s Partnerships Week for 2017. The event provided opportunities for DST Group partners and industry to understand the best ways to engage with DST Group in the rollout of new policy and program initiatives, particularly the Next Generation Technologies Fund.

Our Supply Chain Engagement manager, Charlotte Morris, was interviewed as part of the post-event video compile.

See the clip here.

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