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CTI public lecture | Commercialisation of Defence Tech

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Date: Wednesday 18 April 2018
Venue: TD121 Hawthorn Campus

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The Centre for Transformative Innovation, Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, and the Convergence Science Network invites you to a lecture with the 2017 Clunies Ross Knowledge Commercialisation Awardee, Darryn Smart.

About the speaker

Mr Smart is Group Leader, Communications and Electronic Warfare, at the Defence Science and Technology Group, based in Edinburgh, South Australia. In this role, he led the IED Countermeasure system development team that developed four unique protection systems and devices then took them through commercialisation with an estimated benefit of $61 million. The products showcase how Australia’s cutting-edge technological development can make an impact on the global stage.

Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) take a daily physical and emotional toll in Afghanistan and other conflict zones. Mr Smart has researched radio-activated IEDs and developed novel counter-IED units to protect individual Australian Defence Force (ADF) soldiers and vehicles as well as coalition partners. He has more than 30 years’ expertise in electronic warfare and is credited with having a profound impact on the cultural environment within the defence scientific community through leading and managing teams across large multi-disciplinary activities.

Event information

Arrivals at 5.45pm for a 6.05pm lecture start.

The lecture will be followed by networking drinks and canapes.


Contact Information: Mitchell Adams
Email: Tel: +61 3 9214 5856