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PODCAST: Innovation, R&D and national security – Dr Cathy Foley, CSIRO chief scientist

Australia has a global reputation as a leader in research and development across a number of fields, and the Commonwealth science agency CSIRO plays a key role in that reputation.

Australia has a global reputation as a leader in research and development across a number of fields, and the Commonwealth science agency CSIRO plays a key role in that reputation.

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On this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, host Phil Tarrant is joined by CSIRO chief scientist Dr Cathy Foley to talk about the evolving role of the CSIRO in the post-COVID world and how its research and development initiatives are supporting Australian industry respond to the crisis. 

Dr Foley also discusses the growing innovation in advanced manufacturing capabilities spearheaded by the CSIRO and research ranging from artificial intelligence, machine learning, and mineral and resource exploration, through to the R&D of a vaccine for COVID-19 currently underway at the organisation.

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They also cover the role of CSIRO in working in collaborative relationships with various organisations across state and territory jurisdictions, Australia's world-renowned academic researchers and industry to leverage the full intellectual and manufacturing capability of the nation.

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The Defence Connect team

PODCAST: Innovation, R&D and national security – Dr Cathy Foley, CSIRO chief scientist
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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 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
Episode 214: PODCAST: Maintaining agility through COVID-19 – Grant Sanderson, Electro Optic Systems

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