The Next Generation Technologies Fund (NGTF) is seeking an Australian academic partner to co-host a space technologies symposium as part of the Emerging and Disruptive Technology Assessment Symposium (EDTAS) series.
The EDTAS on space technologies will bring together internationally recognised academic, industry and Defence leaders in a multidisciplinary workshop environment over two days to explore and shape the long-term vision for space technologies.
EDTAS will seek to understand Australia’s strategic needs, current technology capabilities and future technology development landscape and directions.
The symposium is to be held in the week beginning 4 March 2019 at a venue to be decided. The EDTAS academic partner must be a participant in the Defence Science Partnership program and must have established research programs in space capabilities.
The symposium will seek to understand Australia's strategic needs, current technology capabilities and future technology development landscape and directions. Research drivers, challenges and opportunities around the following four themes will be explored:
The academic partner will co-host the event, co-ordinate academic participation with internationally recognised leading researchers from institutions across Australia, and organise and sponsor a student innovation session aimed at potential concepts and ideas.
The academic partner must be a participant in the Defence Science Partnership program and must have established research programs in space capabilities.
DST and NGTF have stated that the following would also be desirable from an academic partner:
The EDTAS series is a technology foresighting program under the NGTF. It is designed to consider an emerging science and technology topic that will likely have a major impact – transformational or disruptive – for the defence or national security domains in a 20-plus year timeframe.
Proposals are to be submitted by COB 9 November 2018. More information and to obtain an application pack for your institution is available here.
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