Ipswich City Council is proud to present a 6-Part Industry Webinar Series, commencing in June and concluding in October 2020.

This is an industry development initiative, bringing together a panel of industry experts to share their insights into supply chain opportunities and lessons learnt during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Attendees have the opportunity to submit their questions prior to each webinar for the moderated Q&A session.


Innovation, Technology and Collaboration in the Defence Sector

Wednesday 30 September 2020
11.00 am – 12.30 pm

Do you have a product, or technology, that would benefit the Defence Sector but don’t know who to talk to, or where it would fit?

Or perhaps you have an idea, but you need funding, resources and partners to bring it to life?

In this webinar we will showcase:

  • the current opportunities Defence are working on, for both land and aerospace
  • how a local business has grown from 1 person to 50 across 4 locations (including the US) through collaborations with the Defence and Aerospace Industries
  • different funding options available to you through government
  • how universities can partner with you to transform your idea to valuable, exportable intellectual property.

The discussion will include a moderated Q&A session from participants.


Upcoming Webinars

Resilient Industries Beyond COVID-19

Thursday 22 October 2020

Registrations opening soon

Defence Sector | Jobs, Capability and Collaboration

Held on Wednesday 10 June 2020

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Advanced Manufacturing Resilience

Held on Wednesday 8 July 2020

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Education, Research and Training

Held on Thursday 23 July 2020

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Defence Sector | Sovereign Industrial Capability and Collaboration

Held on Wednesday 19 August 2020

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Defence is a leading industry in the Ipswich region and Ipswich City Council is proactively facilitating the support and growth of this industry. Ipswich is home to RAAF Base Amberley, Australia’s largest military airbase, as well as Rheinmetall Defence Australia’s Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence (MILVEHCOE). With a youthful, skilled population and innovative defence suppliers, Ipswich is also the first local government in Australia to have a dedicated defence industry action plan, the City of Ipswich Defence Ipswich Action Plan 2018-2023, which was presented at the successful Queensland Defence Summit Ipswich 2018.

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