The Defence Science Institute (DSI) is calling for proposals from industry and academia in support of a $1 million initiative to advance the development of prototypes for enhanced resilience against chemical and biological threats. Successful proposals could win grants of between $50,000 and $500,000 for collaborative projects lasting 6-18 months.
Working with DST Group’s Operating in CBRN Environments STaR Shot, the DSI Hazardous Agent Challenge (DSI-HAC) is designed to help develop prototype solutions for the ADF, enabling it to respond faster and more flexibly and be more resilient to CBRN threats and achieve enhanced situational awareness of contaminated environments for prolonged periods of time.
Funded by DST Group through the NGTF, this initiative leverages existing NGTF priority themes in advanced sensors and enhanced human performance to support the development of prototype demonstrators in two principal areas:
- Sensing (Wearable Sensors and Deployed Surveillance)
- Warfighter Resilience
The DSI-HAC is intended to help with the formation of multidisciplinary teams and is open to industry and academia from across Australia.
Deadline for submissions is 12 May, 2021.
For further information go to the DSI web site.