Defence and Security Research and Innovation Hub, Defence Research, Defence Innovation


About the hub

Home to some of the country's leading researchers, our University has become a key player in the development of defence and security innovations. It is through the outstanding leadership of our research experts that we continue to work towards establishing some of Australia's largest collaborative defence research projects.

Our defence research capabilities are of the highest standard and involve research disciplines rated at the highest level through Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) ratings of 5, indicating 'well above world standard', for Applied Mathematics, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry, Psychology and Cognitive Science, Neurosciences, Human Movement and Sports Science and Cardiovascular Medicine and Haematology.

Hub Aims

The University of Newcastle Defence and Security Research and Innovation Hub (DSRIH) aims to encourage greater engagement between the University of Newcastle and the established defence industry in the Newcastle and the Hunter Region which includes both government and industry stakeholders as well as national and international members.

Through the development of a framework for collaboration, the Hub aims to create an environment where new opportunities for innovative solutions and research breakthroughs can be generated and translated into practise for the benefit of the defence sector and its personnel.

Hunter Defence

The University of Newcastle is a member of Hunter Defence, through the Hunter Business Chamber and Hunternet. This group works alongside industry and government to build defence related capacity in the Hunter region.

Visit the Hunter Defence website for further information.

Further Information

For further information and or if you are a member of either domestic or international industry, academia or government wishing to express your interest in participating in the Hub, please contact Newcastle Innovation via email or phone +61 2 4921 7888