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The Defence Innovation Network (DIN), in collaboration with The University of Newcastle (UON) and Hunter Defence, presents the 2022 DIN Hunter Roadshow. 

The Roadshow brings together representatives in the Defence space from industry, government and education, to engage around upcoming opportunities for collaboration in the Hunter Region and beyond.

The event aims to:
  • Bring together DIN, academia, industry, government to network and engage around opportunities for collaboration
  • Introduce DIN and the opportunities the Network offers
  • Provide an update from Hunter Defence around upcoming opportunities for industry/SMEs, including opportunities for collaboration with academia
  • Showcase some of the University’s capabilities as related to Defence.
Event Details:

When: Tuesday 21 June, 12-2pm (networking lunch provided)

Where: The University of Newcastle Q Building at Honeysuckle

Final program to be advised however as a guide, the following draft program is provided:

12:15 - 12:30: Arrival, informal networking lunch

12:30 - 1:15: Lunch (continued) and speakers

12:30-12:40: University of Newcastle (UON)

Vice Chancellor

  • Opportunities for the Region
  • Collaboration in research 
  • Work Integrated Learning

12:40-12:55: DIN


  • Introduction/Network opportunities

12:55-1:05: Hunter Defence

Tim Owen

  • Future opportunities for industry/SMEs (including via collaboration)

1:05-1:15: Industry


  • TBC


Prof Karen Blackmore and Prof Rohan Walker

  • Example of University capability
  • Working with Defence and industry
  • Preparation of students for future jobs

1:25-2:00: Networking (coffee and tea); demonstration (Rohan Walker – simulation technology for immersive training); Q building tour (if time allows)



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