Collaboration front and centre at DMTC Annual Conference

In February, DMTC returned to Canberra for its 2024 Annual Conference.

Bringing together individuals from across the defence innovation and science & technology ecosystems, the aim of this year’s Annual Conference was to highlight significant advancements in Australia’s sovereign industrial capability while celebrating the collaborative efforts of individuals, teams and partners from across DMTC’s diverse portfolio of programs and projects.

The Conference also served as a forum for broader strategic discussions, including reflections on the implications of the Defence Strategic Review and associated initiatives, how stakeholders can best manage this period of transition and uncertainty, and overcoming the practical hurdles confronting the defence sector in delivering asymmetric capability.


Posted by Patrick Crosling on February 28th, 2024 Tagged: , , , ,

DMTC partners take home International Maritime Conference prize

At the recent International Maritime Conference (IMC) 2023, conducted in parallel to the Indo Pacific International Maritime Exposition, the prestigious Bob Campbell Prize for best paper was awarded to “The Impacts of Operational Environments on Blast Survivability and Operational Performance”, presented by Blake Burgess from the Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG).

DMTC Ltd would like to congratulate all involved and is proud to have played a role in this important work by conducting a collaborative program involving partners ANSTODefence Science and Technology Group (DSTG)Swinburne University of Technology and the Australian Maritime College on an extensive Life of Type Evaluation program. This program assessed the performance of ship structures through high strain rate and fatigue tests, simulations and physical tests of blast performance. The program produced key data inputs into the DSTG Life of Type Evaluation and Capability Assessment tool discussed in the paper.

Congratulations once again to Blake and the team for their outstanding efforts in producing this paper. Their dedication has not only contributed to the field, but also champions the critical capability they are working to develop.

Posted by Patrick Crosling on November 23rd, 2023 Tagged: , ,

Pushing back against viruses with pandemic potential

Health Security Systems Australia (HSSA) is working with experts at the University of Melbourne at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute), The University of Queensland’s National Biologics Facility, and industry partner Biointelect Pty Ltd to develop a novel therapeutic platform technology to combat multiple viral pathogens with pandemic potential. (more…)

Posted by Patrick Crosling on August 17th, 2023 Tagged: , ,