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Welcome to the February edition of the Defence Industry and Innovation newsletter

As we enter into our third month of operation, we're pleased to report that we're busier than ever. It's been great to see so much engagement taking place with our industry business advisers and the number of submissions into the Defence Innovation Portal.

If you haven't already done so, please take a few moments to complete the defence industry survey below, which closes this Friday 10 February 2017.

Defence Capability Plan Survey

The Defence Capability Plan Survey will assess the industrial capabilities that your company is able to generate now, or will be in a position to generate in the next 12 months. The information collected will inform the development of the Defence Industrial Capability Plan.

Take the survey

The Australian International Airshow and Aerospace and Defence Exposition (Avalon)

The CDIC is presenting "Enabling a globally successful Australian Defence industry”, which explores how we can help industry support Defence capability and how businesses can tap into new markets both here and overseas. The briefing will be on Wednesday 1 March 2017 from 2-4pm at the Airshow Conference Centre. Attendance is free if you're already at Avalon.

You can also talk to our defence industry advisers who will be at the stands hosted by the Department of Defence and the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science. Meeting rooms are also available to use, courtesy of the Australian Government and Aerospace Australia Limited. These can either be booked in advance or on the day.

You can register your attendance at the briefing or book a meeting room by emailing us at Please include your company name, address and telephone number.

You can find more information on the Avalon Airshow website.

ADM Congress 2017 update

Kate Louis presented to a sell-out crowd at the annual Australian Defence Magazine (ADM) Congress held in Canberra yesterday. The theme this year was 'Innovation in One Defence' with Ms Louis talking to more than 450 delegates about Defence Industry and Innovation. Her presentation is on our website.

Ms Louis is the First Assistant Secretary, Defence Industry Policy Division, Strategic Policy & Intelligence Group, Department of Defence.

Apply for the Defence and Industry Study Course

Applications for the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group’s 2017 Defence and Industry Study Courses (DISC) are now open.

The DISC has been designed to deliver Defence and industry executives an intimate understanding of Defence business, provides a forum to share ideas, collaborate and realise best practice, and the opportunity to forge better business contacts.  

Places are limited and applications close COB 10 March 2017

You can apply or find more information on the Department of Defence website.

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