Technology Themes

The Defence Science Institute aims to be a primary source for facilitating R&D connections that foster a globally engaged, competitive and innovative defence and national security sector.

The Institute does this by:

  • Enhancing defence relevant R&D engagement between universities, industry and Defence.
  • Identifying defence relevant research and technology development opportunities on behalf of our stakeholders.
  • Providing advice on the defence R&D environment (priorities, capabilities, needs and gaps).
  • Connecting SMEs to research and expertise in order to strengthen SME participation in defence business.
  • Promoting and showcasing R&D and innovation in the private and public sectors.

Research capability within DSI is loosely grouped under five research programs.