Defence Innovation 2020 will enable Australia’s defence industry and innovation sector to virtually engage with senior Capability Managers and experts from across Defence through six 90-minute webinars to better understand Defences’ future capability needs and the innovation opportunities this presents.


Event type: Virtual conference and networking event

Date: 23-27 November 2020

Virtual conference: 11.30am to 1.30pm AEDT (daily)
Networking event: 4.30pm to 6.00pm AEDT (Friday 27 November 2020)

Cost: Free

Venue: Online

Presented by: Department of Defence

Why attend?

The Defence Innovation 2020 webinar series provides Australia’s defence industry and innovation sector with the opportunity to learn how they can leverage Defence’s innovation programs. Businesses can explore emerging technology trends; draw on innovation opportunities within Defence’s new capability domains; understand defence industry capabilities across state and territory jurisdictions; and network with Defence Capability Managers.

Defence Innovation 2020 comprises of six 90-minute webinars over five days. Minister for Defence Industry, Melissa Price will provide the opening address on 23 November 2020. The webinars feature presentations by senior Defence representatives from each of the operational domains: Maritime, Land, Air, Information and Cyber and Space, Defence Science and Technology Group, and state and territory defence industry advocates

Each webinar will also include a Q&A session where participants can engage with Defence experts to ask questions and explore how industry can support Defence to deliver innovative solutions that provide Defence with cutting edge capabilities.

A virtual networking event on 27 November 2020 will enable delegates to engage with a Defence Capability Manager and connect with other attendees in a relaxed informal environment. Please note, registrations for the networking event are limited to 150 delegates.

Who should attend?

Representatives from Australia’s defence innovation and industry sectors.

Where can I get more information?

More information and how to register for Defence Innovation 2020:

Note: for attendees from Department of Defence, the platform must be accessed from outside the Defence Protected Network (DPN).

Our Partner Universities

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Charles Sturt University logo
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