Our partners

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]

Commercialising our research

Collaboration in action

Read about one of our collaborative projects.

Trans-Tasman collaboration on composite failure analysis

Our partners

Our partners are listed below. They include universities, research organisations, industry, Crown Research Institutes, government agencies, and overseas defence science organisations.

Air Affairs Limited
Air Affairs Limited


Air New Zealand
Air New Zealand


Auckland Uni Services
Auckland Uni Services


Auckland University of Technology
Auckland University of Technology


Australian Government Department of Defence
Australian Government Department of Defence


Callaghan Innovation
Callaghan Innovation (previously Industrial Research Ltd.)


Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand
Civil Aviation Authority NZ


Defence Research and Development Canada

Defence Research and Development Canada


Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory


Eagle Technology
Eagle Technology


ESR
ESR


Marops
Marops


Massey University
Massey University


RPA Technologies
RPA Technologies Ltd


The University of Auckland
The University of Auckland


Transport Accident Investigation Commission
Transport Accident Investigation Commission


University of Canterbury
University of Canterbury


US Department of Defence
US Department of Defence