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September 2019


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Tell the ACSC about your cyber security challenges

The Australian Cyber Security Centre is conducting a survey to learn more about the cyber security challenges facing small businesses. 

The survey is an opportunity to share the challenges small businesses face and to let the ACSC know what you're worried about, so they can better help businesses of all kinds manage risks and minimise harm to businesses, staff and customers.

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Don't forget to book your free meeting room at Pacific 2019

Free meeting rooms are available for small to medium sized businesses attending Pacific 2019. Rooms are available for four to eight people and are generally in high demand. Book yours now to avoid disappointment.

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UNSW showcases defence skills to industry

The UNSW 'Defence R&D - An Instrument of National Power' showcase event will be held in UNSW’s Leighton Hall at its Kensington Campus in Sydney on Friday 11 October.

Air Vice Marshal Cath Roberts, AM, CSC, newly appointed as the RAAF’s inaugural Head of Air Force Capability, will share her insights on Australian defence R&D and innovation.

The defence research showcase will exhibit research by some 40 teams from across UNSW, providing insight into future thinking and practice within a constantly changing and challenging, high-tech defence environment.

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Showcase your business at DefExpo India

DefExpo India 2020, from 5–8 February 2020, is an opportunity for major foreign defence firms to collaborate with the Indian defence industry and other international players. The theme of the show will be ‘India: The Emerging Defence Manufacturing Hub’ and the focus will be on ‘Digital Transformation of Defence’. To join Team Defence Australia at this event, register your interest by 4 October 2019.

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Join TDA at the Singapore Airshow 2020

Export-capable companies can submit an expression of interest to join Team Defence Australia (TDA) at the Singapore Airshow from 11-16 February 2020. The Singapore Air Show is among the world’s top three aviation events and is the largest aerospace and defence event in Asia. Register your interest by 4 October 2019.

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A joint effort - collaboration space for advanced joining technologies

Businesses and researchers interested in bidding for Stage 2 of a competition to research advanced joining technologies can work together through a new online collaboration space. The competition will be launched later this year by Australia’s Next Generation Technologies Fund and the UK’s Defence and Security Accelerator.

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Getting tailored advice and support to improve defence business

For Blacktree Technology the CDIC has been a key enabler helping the company lift its capability and service Defence. A defence facilitator linked Blacktree with people who really understood their business and could guide them with strategies and business plans. See how Blacktree Technology accessed tailored advice and support, and applied for a Capability Improvement Grant, to improve their business.

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Expanding from resources sector to defence

Total Marine Technology (TMT) operates in the oil and gas industries. The company saw that the quality standards for the defence industry were similar to the resources sector, but navigating the defence industry was entirely different. See how TMT entered the defence market with the help of a CDIC defence facilitator.

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