A secure Australia and region
We partner with the Department of Defence and companies working in the defence industry sector through our technology and commercialisation experience and multidisciplinary industrial research capability. Our demonstrated record of identifying specialised niche areas and developing dual use technologies to maximise their potential, and our world-leading infrastructure and expertise in areas like ‘big data’ and material science, allows us to develop insights and novel solutions.
Innovate to Grow: Defence Victoria/Tasmania
Innovate to Grow: Defence Victoria/Tasmania applications are now closed.
CSIRO to create world's best respirator for Defence Force personnel with Australian business
Ground-breaking protection for our defence force and first responders.
Innovation Connections and CSIRO researchers helped Hobart based CBG Systems develop and manufacture a new marine fire protection product, RAC Plus. It’s now being exported for use in military, merchant marine and passenger vessels.
Digital technologies have enabled us to connect with people across the globe, discover vast amounts of information, and provide more autonomy in decision making. It's because of this that cyber technologies and cybersecurity are essential to an advanced, safe and secure Australia.
Artificial Intelligence Roadmap
'Artificial Intelligence: Solving problems, growing the economy and improving our quality of life' outlines the importance of action for Australia to capture the benefits of artificial intelligence (AI), estimated to be worth AU$22.17 trillion to the global economy by 2030.
Australian submariners to breathe easier
Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, has joined forces with technical and engineering services company QinetiQ on a ground breaking project that aims to let submarines stay submerged longer while using less power and providing better conditions for sailors.
Bluelink ocean forecasting
Bluelink, a platform developed by CSIRO and partners, is used to model the dynamic and sparsely observed ocean. It improves understanding of ocean dynamics for the benefit of the Australian community.
CSIRO's Data61's Robotics and Autonomous Systems Group is one of 11 teams selected worldwide to participate in the three-year DARPA Subterranean challenge, and is the only Australian entity. The challenge, funded by the US's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, aims to explore new approaches to rapidly map, navigate, and search underground environments.
Articles on our defence industry research
Our D.Start programs
Innovation and entrepreneurship programs that empower Australian researchers and SMEs to connect with defence, identify real-world applications for their tech, and attract resources to create capability.