i3net in Defensive Mode

The i3net hosts the new Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC) in Wollongong on Friday 17 February 2017.


The Federal Government recently announced the establishment of the Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC) which will provide advice for Australian Industry, supporting growth and facilitating innovation within the Defence Industry Sector.

Ms Belinda Ernst, Defence Industry Advisor – NSW/ACT, for the Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC) will present to i3net members at the February Industry Breakfast on the Role of CDIC – and how it can assist local business access opportunities in the Defence sector.

I am looking forward to visiting the Illawarra and gaining a better understanding first hand of Industry Capability in the region; said Ms Ernst.

At the same Industry Breakfast, i3net members, partners and guests will also hear about the University of Wollongong’s new Advantage SME Program that will provide local small to medium sized enterprises easier access to the resources, equipment and expertise of the University of Wollongong to help them build their businesses, create new employment and grow the local economy.

UOW has partnered with the NSW Government to deliver the Advantage SME Program, an initiative funded as part of the NSW Government’s Boosting Business Innovation Program.

Zahra Shahbazian, Advantage SME Manager – UOW, will provide i3net with an insight into this new Program and how it might assist i3net members.

The Industry Breakfast will be followed by a “Doing Business with Defence” briefing and Q&A session, for those new to Defence or those interested in a refresher on the do’s and don’ts of supplying to Defence.