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NGTF - Quantum Research Network – Precision & Quantum Sensing
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The Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG) Quantum Research Network (QRN), under the Next Generation Technologies Fund (NGTF), is seeking submissions in the area of Precision & Quantum Sensing (PQS) . We will contribute funding and support innovative proposals from industry, academia and Government-Funded Organisations (GFO) which identify and pursue PQS S&T areas critical for future Australian Defence capability. This new call seeks to build upon the successful outcomes of the first round of Quantum Research Network (QRN) investment, and to identify new partnering opportunities at the intersection of quantum technology and precision sensing.
S&T proposals are sought in the field of PQS technologies and systems, applicable to one or more of the following broad focus areas:
1. Precision sensing for undersea surveillance (Particularly magnetic field sensing )
2. Quantum enabled precision, navigation and timing
3. Other applications of precision quantum sensing technologies relevant to defence innovation priorities (e.g, Enhanced Human Performance, CBRN )
The NGTF Advanced Sensors Priority Theme is particularly aligned to the RUS STaR Shot. A key priority is to build sovereign capability in strategic sensor technologies that will assist in addressing the challenge of establishing a remote undersea surveillance network
DST will provide a research program brief to all interested parties via Microsoft Teams on Tuesday 28th October 2021. This will provide an opportunity for clarifications and questions to be raised. Any further questions after this brief will need to be provide in writing with DST providing a written response that will be provided to all parties. Nominations to attend the briefing are to be forwarded in writing to the Contact Officer via email (AS-NGTF@dst.defence.gov.au) by 27th October 2021 to be provided a Microsoft Teams invite. For security purposes: Full Name, Organisation, Position, Mobile Telephone No., and email address of all nominated personnel are to be included at the time of nomination.
Potential Suppliers wishing to respond to this procurement will be required to fully comply with and meet the following conditions for participation:
a. Clause 7 - Defence Security requirements;
b. Applicants must hold an Australian Business Number (ABN) or a New Zealand Business Number (NZBN) to participate in this procurement.
31 January 2025