Research and development organisations
Leading defence research and development organisations, established by or in partnership with the University of Wollongong, include:
- Defence Materials Technology Centre – Providing the defence industry and advanced manufactures with solutions needed to enhance Australia’s defence manufacturing capability. The DMTC conducts the latest research in the fabrication of land and marine platforms through its multi-partner research.
- SMART Infrastructure Facility – Brings together experts from the fields of economics, modelling, data analytics and system engineering, to apply research in the energy, water, transport and city planning domains. This research is focused on allowing manufactures to create the liveable cities of the future.
- Steel Research Hub – Building on Wollongong’s rich history of steel manufacturing and industry, the Steel Research Hub draws on the combined capabilities of the University of Wollongong and partners in the steel industry to create competitive processing methodologies. This will continue to ensure growth and innovation in Australia’s steel value chain.
These organisations have been critical in supporting engineering and manufacturing businesses in Wollongong to convert technical know-how into world-class defence capability.