Research and Development Collaboration

Accelerating from Concepts to Deployed Capabilities

We’re pursuing research and development collaborations that harness the collective strengths of our three universities to accelerate the concept to deploy capability cycle in Australia, the United States, and the United Kingdom, as well as other partners in the Indo-Pacific region.

Our approach enables our universities to bring respective research strengths to bear to translate world-class research into competitive advantages for our nations.

Through our research collaborations, we aim to inform policymakers; accelerate technological development in respective defence departments, defence forces and defence industries; and enrich academia.

Our Priority Research Areas
Our research is aligned with AUKUS-focused policy, statecraft, research and technology requirements and takes advantage of our universities’ expertise in key defence and security research areas.

Areas of priority research focus include:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Climate Security (Technology and Social)
  • Critical Supply Chains
  • Cybersecurity
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Deterrence
  • Disinformation and
  • Narrative Strategy
  • Disruptive Technologies
  • Hypersonics
  • Materials Science
  • Mission Engineering
  • Nuclear Propulsion and
  • Safeguards
  • Space
  • Undersea Robotics Autonomous Systems (AURAS)