Defence Innovation Network (DIN)

Defence Innovation Network (DIN) is a university-led initiative of the NSW Government and the Defence Science and Technology Group to enhance NSW & ACT Defence industry capability through collaboration with government and academic research institutions.

Established in October 2017 and supported by nine leading universities, we focus on bringing world-class research capabilities and innovation to the defence sector and facilitate engagement between research groups that provide defence relevant technologies.


  • Increase NSW capacity for defence R&D
  • Foster collaboration between NSW industry and universities
  • Increase NSW defence science investment through national & international defence R&D programs
  • Support Australian STEM capacity and pathways to STEM careers in defence

Check out the February 2024 E news here: DIN Newsletter – GlobalX, Physical Sciences Fund, DIN Sandpit Workshop

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