2021 Accelerating Trusted Autonomous Systems Symposium, Townsville

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What's important

  • 2021 Accelerating Trusted Autonomous System Symposium is coming to Townsville 20-22 April 2021.
  • Advance Queensland and Trusted Autonomous Systems are supporting 20 innovative Queensland businesses to attend.
  • Applications are for eligible applicants close 5 April, 8 pm.

The 2021 Accelerating Trusted Autonomous System Symposium is coming to Townsville, 20-22 April 2021. 

Hosted by the Trusted Autonomous Systems Defence Cooperative Research Centre (TASDCRC), the two-day event includes workshops, site visits, static displays and networking functions and provides start-ups, scale-ups, and innovative SMEs with a unique opportunity to connect, collaborate and learn.

Advance Queensland and TASDCRC are supporting 20 eligible innovative Queensland businesses to attend this year’s event in Townsville. Successful applicants will be offered the opportunity to attend the symposium in person (unless government restrictions restrict attendance). Online registrations are not being offered as part of this initiative. 


To be eligible for this opportunity, you must:

  • have a business, social enterprise or start-up organisation headquartered in Queensland as at March 2021 
  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • have no more than 100 full-time-equivalent employees
  • not be a subsidiary of a group of companies that has more than 100 FTEs in total 
  • Only one (1) application per ABN or a financial beneficiary of a business
  • Enterprises focused on, or have a strong interest in a project using robotics, autonomous systems and artificial intelligence AI (RASAI) and/or related components, and are:
    • wanting to enter the defence supply chain, or 
    • interested in developing a proposal to the Defence Innovation Hub and/or Next Generation Technology Fund.

To apply

Before completing your application, please read the full eligibility criteria, terms and conditions and privacy statement

Complete the application form to be considered for this opportunity. 

Applications close 5 April, 8 pm.

Successful applicants will be notified on 9 April 2021.

About the Trusted Autonomous Systems Defence Cooperative Research Centre

The Trusted Autonomous Systems Defence Cooperative Research Centre (TASDCRC) is uniquely equipped to deliver world-leading autonomous and robotic technologies to enable trusted and effective cooperation between humans and machines.

The centre aims to improve the competitiveness, productivity and sustainability of Australian industry by linking industry with researchers to create vibrant and interlocking research and innovation that delivers game-changing capabilities for Defence.

Funded by the Australian Government, Next Generation Technologies Fund (NGTF) and Advance Queensland, Trusted Autonomous Systems is supporting Defence and industry to: 

  • deliver world-leading trusted autonomous and robotic Defence technologies
  • build innovative IP through targeted research and technology programs
  • assist Australian industry to develop new, improved and competitive autonomy technologies
  • evaluate the utility of autonomous systems through capability demonstrations.

Visit the Trusted Autonomous Systems website for more information about the symposium.


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