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DIN names Pilot Project grant winners

Navy Minehunter Coastal HMAS Diamantina. Naval Group Pacific, UTS, UNSW and UoW have won a DIN Pilot Project grant to explore new Mine Counter-Measures technologies. Photo: Defence

The Sydney-based Defence Innovation Network has awarded $700,000 in Pilot Project grants to nine universities and industry research partners as part of the NSW Government’s initiative to support defence innovation.

The DIN Pilot Project Funding Scheme funds multi-institutional collaborative research projects of up to $200,000 with the intention to conduct a rapid feasibility study on new defence ideas and develop these ideas into concepts that can attract further investment.

This funding provides the opportunity to build collaborations and develop ground-breaking research capabilities in NSW that will equip the Australian Defence Force with the very best technologies available.

DIN says it received a large number of high-quality submissions addressing the five problem statements sourced from industry and Defence. The teams awarded Pilot Projects for 2020-21 are:

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