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PODCAST: The critical role that academia plays in the future of defence, Professor Colin Stirling & Tony Kyriacou, Flinders University

Colin Stirling, Tony Kyriacou, Flinders University

Flinders University is at the front line of defence-oriented research and development in myriad different ways across their campuses. From robotics teams making advances that could keep soldiers out of harm’s way, fibre optics technology that is revolutionising battlefield communications, and engineers evolving ways to enhance body mechanics, their students and research are imperative to the future of the industry.

Flinders University is at the front line of defence-oriented research and development in myriad different ways across their campuses. From robotics teams making advances that could keep soldiers out of harm’s way, fibre optics technology that is revolutionising battlefield communications, and engineers evolving ways to enhance body mechanics, their students and research are imperative to the future of the industry.

 

In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, Flinders University vice chancellor Professor Colin Stirling and defence partnerships director Tony Kyriacou join host Phil Tarrant to discuss the critical role that academia plays in defence industry. They will discuss the interconnective opportunities that the university offers to various stakeholders including industry, students and SMEs, and unpack the long-term rationale of getting their students international placements within industry.

The pair will also discuss where the technology that they are involved in developing is being used other than defence industry, how they measure the effectiveness of their involvement in defence and whether they believe enough is being done to get kids interested in defence technology.

Enjoy the podcast,

The Defence Connect team

PODCAST: The critical role that academia plays in the future of defence, Professor Colin Stirling & Tony Kyriacou, Flinders University
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Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:

Episode 224: PODCAST: LAND 129 Phase 3 and supporting sovereign UAS capabilities – Jack Kormas, managing director, Textron Systems Australia
Episode 223: PODCAST: Working with industry to support AIC – Melissa Price MP, Minister for Defence Industry
Episode 222: PODCAST: Supporting Indigenous engagement and participation in defence – Norman Laing, Defence Indigenous Cultural Adviser
Episode 221: PODCAST: Innovation, R&D and national security – Dr Cathy Foley, CSIRO chief scientist
Episode 220: PODCAST: Building organic Australian capabilities – Keith Johnson, Leidos Australia
Episode 219: INSIGHT: Life after politics – Christopher Pyne, Pyne and Partners
Episode 218: INSIGHT: An Army in motion – Lieutenant General Rick Burr, AO, DSC, MVO
Episode 217: INSIGHT: Maximising local industry content and our advantages in the Indo-Pacific – Matt Keogh, shadow minister for defence industry
Episode 216: INSIGHT: Chief of Air Force on shaping the RAAF to meet an evolving strategic environment
Episode 215: INSIGHT: Capability development, interoperability and the US-Australia relationship – Mark Weinrich, US Marine Attaché, US embassy, Canberra

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