Tender: Next Generation Technologies Fund, Australia, closes 13/02/2018 4:30 p.m. NSW

ATM ID: NGTF-QT-2018-01.
Close Date & Time: 13 February 2018 at 4:30 pm, (ACT Local Time).
Location: ACT, NSW, VIC, SA, WA, QLD, NT, TAS
ATM Type: Request for Proposal.
Quantum Technologies is a Priority Theme of the Next Generation Technologies Fund, aimed at realising the potential game changing-capabilities afforded by developments in quantum science. It recognises the need for Defence to respond to this technology opportunity, and that technological advances in the quantum domain are likely to lead to the introduction of new capabilities in our region.
Quantum Technologies seek to leverage the vibrant quantum science, technology and innovation capability across Australia to develop technology solutions of relevance to Defence through a Quantum Technologies Research Network. The goal of the Quantum Technologies Research Network is to inform Defence of the potential benefits and practical limitations of quantum technologies through studies and demonstrator systems over three years.
We are seeking proposals from industry, academia and government research agencies to contribute to the potential development of Defence relevant quantum technologies. Two categories of proposal will be considered:
I. Smaller proposals which deliver studies to inform Defence on the applications, feasibility, and practical limitations of quantum technologies; and
II. Larger proposals which address the development of concepts, algorithms, and/or technology demonstrators and which contribute to the development of Defence relevant capabilities.
Proposals should address one or more of the following priority areas:
1. Quantum Sensing, Navigation and Timing;
2. Quantum Communications; and
3. Quantum Computing and Information.
Multi-stage Criteria:
A two-stage selection process is being employed. Proposals submitted at either stage will be assessed on: Smaller Proposals - 1. the potential to inform Defence on the applications, feasibility and practical limitations of quantum technologies, 2. the achievability of the proposed research; and 3 the strength of partnering to deliver Defence outcomes. In addition, larger proposals will also be addressed on - 4. the potential for breakthrough Defence capability or disruptive innovation, and 5. the contribution for the proposal will make to enhancing Australia's Defence relevant quantum technology capability.
Contact Details: Quantum Technologies Research Leader.
P: (03) 9626-8013. E: qtp@dst.defence.gov.au
Other Instructions: To find out more and apply, go to https://www.dst.defence.gov.au/quantum
Conditions for Participation: Applications are welcome, subject to security considerations, from Australian universities, Australian and New Zealand industry and Australian Publicly Funded Research Agencies.
Classification of work and the need for security clearance will be addressed on individual project basis. Work may be structured or phased so that part of it can be conducted at an unclassified level. However, it is expected that the majority of the research conducted under Quantum Technologies research projects will be UNCLASSIFIED. DST may determine that sensitive information needs to be shared with project participants, so key researchers may need to be eligible to apply for a security clearance.
Timeframe for Delivery: Up to three years
Address for Lodgement: https://www.dst.defence.gov.au/quantum
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