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DEADLINE ALERT: Final call for contaminated environment capability statements

Australian Army soldiers check each others’ respirators during CBRN training. Photo: Defence

The Adelaide-based Defence Innovation Partnership is calling for capability statements from South Australian universities, SMEs and Research Institutes covering the ability to work in a contaminated environment. The closing date for submissions is 30th July, 2021

The call-out is especially for companies in the following areas:

  • Physical:Novel sensor technologies for low-concentration agent detection, remote and autonomous agent broad-area detection from large stand-off distances.
  • Life:Agent characterisation methods, diagnostic tools, agent neutralisation, containment and decontamination approaches.
  • Data:Sensor-data fusion, autonomy, threat prediction modelling, artificial intelligence, decision support, source localisation methods.
  • Engineering:Implantable and wearable diagnostic devices, re-configurable & multi-functional low-cost miniaturised assemblies and housings, remotely deployable platforms

The capability statements will be used to help inform the Defence Science and Technology Group about core capability residing in South Australia which can be leveraged to support the More, Together: Defence Science and Technology Strategy 2030 and in particular the strategic priority STaR shot focused on Operating in CBRN Environments (OCE). Preliminary details about this challenge can be accessed here.

The DIP, in conjunction with the OCE STaRshot manager, will run a virtual forum where SA academics and businesses can learn more about the Defence’s requirements in this area. There will also be the opportunity for selected participants to pitch their capability to a panel of Defence S&T experts in this area.

Download the capability statement template here (PDF). Completed capability statements should be emailed to

The closing date for submissions is: 30th July, 2021

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