NSW Defence Innovation Network, in partnership with the NSW Government and the Defence Science and Technology Group, is calling for multi-disciplinary proposals in the field of quantum science and technologies. $1.5M will be invested to build two game-changing prototypes with encapsulated quantum devices to strengthen Australia’s leadership in quantum research.
NSW has distinct international leadership in the field of quantum science and technologies. Our objective with the NSW Defence Industry Quantum Research Consortium is to harness and deepen the leadership position in NSW through targeted investment in areas of overlap between our capabilities and defence interests.
The purpose of the NSW Defence Industry Quantum Research Consortium is to enable multidisciplinary teams to produce two demonstrator units with encapsulated quantum devices within a 12-24 month timeframe, to create lasting links to defence industry in the area of quantum technologies and to catalyse additional investment in R&D in NSW.
The aim of the NSW Defence Industry Research Consortium is to support multi-disciplinary collaborations between academic researchers and industry to leverage the quantum innovation capability across DIN member universities and accelerate the translation of quantum technologies to Defence capability.
DIN seeks to fund projects with the highest potential to be incorporated into demonstration devices (TRL 4-5 prototypes) that have a clear commercial application.
Project Proposals should be scoped only within the following themes:
Application form is available on request at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Researchers and defence industry interested to participate in the call, should contact DIN and register their interest to make a submission. DIN will be able to connect interested parties with other potential team members on request.
Completed proposals must be submitted electronically by 5pm, 11 March 2020 to email@example.com.
Project proposals must demonstrate multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional collaboration with a DIN Member University as the lead organisation. Proposals must include substantive inputs from at least four DIN member universities.
Teams may include industry and academics from other states or other research organisations.
All project participants are restricted to citizens of the Five Eyes Alliance (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States) and NATO member countries.
Citizens of possibly allied countries not covered by the named treaties are subject to approval by the Defence Innovation Network.
To be eligible industry partners must have a presence in Australia, have an Australian Business Number and be registered as a company.
IP arrangements with industry partners must be of such a nature that the IP and manufacturing of any manufactured goods flowing from the project remain in Australia, more preferably in NSW.
Allied defence organisations may be eligible to participate and will be considered on a case by case basis.
30-Jan-20 Call for Proposals- Applications open
11-Mar-20 Applications close
03-Apr-20 Expert Panel Assessment
17-Apr-20 DIN Steering Committee Approval
22-Apr-20 Successful Applicants announced
May-Jul-20 Contracting & Start of projects
More info at firstname.lastname@example.org
Download DIN Quantum Call-Guidelines