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Emerging and disruptive technology is demanding innovative approaches to increase Army’s capacity, introduce and challenge concepts, and deliver cutting-edge capabilities to our soldiers.

Army is investing in a broad range of emerging and disruptive technologies that are at different phases of maturity from the early concept stage through to demonstration, prototyping and integration.

In partnership with industry and academia, Army is exploring the latest innovative technologies through a ‘learn by doing’ approach that taps into the knowledge, skills and potential of our people.

Innovation is a mindset and behaviour that we are fostering across Army to drive exploration and development of the most advanced and disruptive technology to provide competitive advantage.

Army MakerSpace

Makerspace is an Army initiative providing a place for learning-by-making and education in innovative approaches, creative thinking, and agile methodologies. All Army personnel are invited to join their local community of makers to gain a professional toolbox of problem-solving techniques to tackle Army’s current and emerging challenges.


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Army Innovation Day 2023 - Counter RAS

Army Innovation Day is a flagship event showcasing Australian Defence Industry and academia's ability to use innovative concepts to address capability gaps and grow the project pipeline.

In 2023, Army called on industry and academia to pitch innovative approaches to counter robotic and autonomous systems.

James Kim demonstrates the first prototype of the micro turbine engine

Army Innovation Day delivers power through partnership

Army Innovation Day is delivering four cutting-edge power and energy projects through 18 months of research and development. These projects are a collaboration between Australian industry and academia and were initiated as part of the Army Innovation Day Challenge 2021.

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A person Welding at Makerspace workshop

MakerSpace celebrates 10,000 visitor milestone

The Army MakerSpace Program welcomed its 10,000th attendee last month at Gallipoli Barracks in Brisbane, with CPL Nigel Tegg’s sign-in marking the milestone.

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