The Next Generation Technologies Fund seeks proposals to identify science and technology partnering opportunities in the area of Precision and Quantum Sensing.

The Next Generation Technologies Fund seeks proposals from academia, industry and Government-Funded Organisations which identify and pursue PQS S&T areas critical for future Australian Defence capability.

This new call seeks to build upon the successful outcomes of the first round of Quantum Research Network (QRN) investment and identify new partnering opportunities at the intersection of quantum technology and precision sensing.

Areas of Research

S&T proposals are sought in the field of PQS technologies and systems, applicable to one or more of the following broad focus areas:

  • Precision sensing for undersea surveillance (Particularly magnetic field sensing)
  • Quantum enabled positioning, navigation and timing
  • Other applications of precision quantum sensing technologies relevant to defence innovation priorities (e.g., Enhanced Human Performance, CBRN)

Application Process

The call for proposals closes before 14:00 local time in the ACT on the 26th November 2021. Submissions are to be made from AusTender.

Industry briefing

DSTG will provide a research program brief to all interested parties via Microsoft Teams on Tuesday 9th November 2021. 

Nominations to attend the briefing are to be forwarded in writing to the Contact Officer via email () by 8th November 2021 to be provided with a Microsoft Teams invite.

For security purposes: Full Name, Organisation, Position, Mobile Telephone number, and email address of all nominated personnel are to be included at the time of nomination.


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