How DMTC Works

DMTC’s role in the defence sector centres on the creation and consolidation of industrial capability. This is achieved by working closely with Defence agencies (including CASG, Force Design Division, the Defence Innovation Hub, capability managers and the Defence Science and Technology Group) to identify defence capability challenges and needs. DMTC engages capable industry and research partners to collaborate on solutions and advance technologies.

  • Our co-investment model applies the funding from Defence or other Commonwealth agencies and leverages additional contributions from industry and research partners.
  • Our best practice engagement model is founded on a detailed understanding of Defence needs, industry’s capabilities and the research sector’s expertise.
  • Our intensive management of projects  ensures they are progressing to plan, and in line with the expectations of our Defence customer.

For DMTC, enjoying the confidence of – and delivering value to – our partners is vitally important to us. It has informed the structure of our business systems and our pursuit of business excellence, exemplified by being accredited to both ISO 9001 and now ISO 44001 international standards.

In addition to core technology development and industrial R&D programs, DMTC leads supporting activities that ensure maximum utilisation of research and industrial outcomes. These include technology transfer, supply chain best practice and capability benchmarking programs, professional development workshops and PhD scholarship support.

DMTC has a proven track record of leadership in Defence innovation with awards won in a range of fields and disciplines.