Maintaining high quality defence science skills, given New Zealand’s small population size, requires a special focus on global networking, information sharing, and collaboration.
Through our partnerships and collaboration, we are more cost-effective, can avoid duplication of effort, and deliver greater value to the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF).
We have been collaborating with defence science partners from other nations for many years, mainly through The Technical Cooperation Program (TTCP). In recent years we have extended our partnerships to include a variety of public and private sector organisations and businesses – including those with an established record in bringing new products to market.
Collaborating with other organisations to take the technologies that we develop into the marketplace (commercialisation), provides a return on investment that benefits the NZDF and New Zealand taxpayers, without decreasing our capacity to assist the NZDF in its mission.
The Technical Cooperation Program [TTCP website]
Collaboration in action
Read about one of our collaborative projects.
Our partners are listed below. They include universities, research organisations, industry, Crown Research Institutes, government agencies, and overseas defence science organisations.
Callaghan Innovation (previously Industrial Research Ltd.)