Defence Innovation Network (DIN) is a university-led initiative of the NSW Government and the Defence Science and Technology Group to enhance NSW & ACT Defence industry capability through collaboration with government and academic research institutions.

Established in October 2017 and supported by nine leading universities, we focus on bringing world-class research capabilities and innovation to the defence sector and facilitate engagement between research groups that provide defence relevant technologies.

Our objectives

  • Increase NSW capacity for defence R&D
  • Foster collaboration between NSW industry and universities
  • Increase NSW defence science investment through national & international defence R&D programs
  • Support Australian STEM capacity and pathways to STEM careers in defence

$10M+ investment into projects through own funding programs

$100M+ of brokered external investment facilitated by DIN

Innovative technology implemented into commercial products sold worldwide.

Connecting the defence community at 50+ DIN events & defence tradeshows

Our core team

Prof Robert Fitch
Dr Sophie Calabretto
Associate Director (DSTG)
Lucia Kralova
Network Manager
Lincoln Parker
Business Development
Emilija Popovic
Admin Officer

Our Partner Universities

Australian National University logo
Charles Sturt University logo
Macquarie university logo
University of New South Wales logo
University of Newcastle logo
University of Sydney logo
University of Wollongong logo
University of Technology Sydney logo
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