$19 million to counter improvised threats

Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today announced the winners of the Counter Improvised Threats Grand Challenge, an initiative of Defence’s Next Generation Technologies Fund (Next Gen Tech Fund).

Minister Pyne said $19 million had been awarded to universities and companies in South Australia ($5.5 million), Victoria ($4.5 million), Queensland ($3.9 million), Western Australia ($2.9 million) and NSW ($2.4 million).

“Over 200 submissions were received and 40 proposals were shortlisted before the final winners were selected,” he said.