Date Posted – 1 April 2021
Submissions Close – 12 May 2021
Victoria’s Defence Science Institute is calling for proposals in support of a $1M initiative to advance the development of prototypes for enhanced resilience against chemical and biological threats.
Between $50,000 and $500,000 are available per project to support collaborative projects of 6 – 18 months’ duration.
Industry and academia are invited to submit proposals for projects which will support the development of prototype solutions to enable the ADF to respond faster, more flexibly and more resiliently to chemical and biological threats and achieve enhanced situational awareness in contaminated environments for prolonged periods of time. Up to $1M will be available to fund ground-breaking innovations over a 6-18 month timeframe.
Working together with The Department of Defence’s Operating in CBRN Environments STaR Shot, the DSI Hazardous Agent Challenge (DSI-HAC) has been designed to assist with the formation of multidisciplinary teams in support of the challenge and is open to industry and academia from across Australia.
The DSI-HAC was initiated in support of the Operating in CBRN Environments (OCE) STaR Shot, which will help set the direction for strategic research and development through collaboration between Australia’s universities and industry.
Funded by Defence through the Next Generation Technologies Fund (NGTF), the initiative leverages NGTF priority themes in Advanced Sensors and Enhanced Human Performance to support the development of prototype demonstrators in the following areas:
Available funding: $50,000 – $500,000 | Project Duration: 6 – 18 Months | Submission Deadline: Wednesday, 12 May 2021