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AUKUS is a trilateral security pact between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, announced on 15 September 2021.
AUKUS is more than just submarines. As a trilateral security pact, it opens a whole new world of innovation and technology opportunities for industry, academia, researchers, government, and defence. Across the three nations, it supports the growth of businesses–big and small.
Not only does the pact see the US and UK help Australia acquire nuclear-powered submarines, it also includes, but isn’t limited to, the three countries cooperating on:
· Quantum technologies
· Advanced cyber
· Artificial intelligence and Autonomy
· Hypersonic and counter-hypersonic capabilities
· Undersea capabilities
· Electronic warfare
· Information sharing.
This presents significant new market opportunity for manufacturers, innovators, creators and thought leaders from the three AUKUS foundation countries.
"The AUKUS Forum brings together industry, academia, researchers, government, and defence from the three member countries to provide valuable insights into the needs and aspirations of a diverse group united in a desire to make AUKUS work, and identify the opportunities it presents. Through this, we can help boost jobs, the economy and manufacturing, by providing companies, many of them family run, with the ability to diversify and expand into new markets."
The Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese said "This whole of nation effort also presents a whole of nation opportunity; for new jobs, new industries, and new expertise in science, technology and cyber."
The AUKUS Forum is a collaborative member-led organisation of supporters across industry, academia, researchers, government and defence to stimulate the economy, while strengthening our collective commitment to national security.
We do this through programs and activities that:
A winning partnership through the AUKUS Connect program has supported an innovative technology created in Tamworth, Australia, that has caught the attention of experts and is now poised to revolutionise the water industry.
Vesi-Water has harnessed proprietary technology, developed through a fruitful collaboration with the University of New South Wales, to harvest fresh water from airborne humidity. This revolutionary process produces fresh water in areas where traditional sources are scarce or non-existent.
The potential applications of Vesi-Water's technology extend beyond civilian use. Through its involvement with the AUKUS Connect program, Vesi-Water has connected with potential defence partners to deploy this cutting-edge solution for defence applications.
The AUKUS Forum has become a collaboration powerhouse.
Founding Director, Michael Sharpe, is a proven leader across a wide range of industries. The AUKUS Forum runs a range of programs to identify and support commercialisation of technologies to help bolster the AUKUS partnership.
The AUKUS Forum, with the support of industry, academia, researchers, government and defence, helps unleash commercial opportunities by: