Queensland’s next generation aerospace, defence, and transport technologies industry

Queensland is a hub for aerospace, aviation and advanced transport research with an existing base of contractors, businesses, research groups and industry-research collaborations.

The state has established one of the world's largest commercial unmanned flight test facilities and is home to Australia’s first Defence Cooperative Research Centre, the Trusted Autonomous Systems Defence CRC, delivering world-leading autonomous and robotic technologies.

The Queensland Government is running the largest on-road testing trial in Australia of cooperative vehicles and infrastructure along the world's longest electric superhighway in a single state. To support this, we have a regulatory environment that encourages the use and development of renewable transport fuels.

This visualisation shows the relationships between the state’s leading research centres and innovation hubs and how they support the next generation aerospace, defence, and transport technologies.

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Using the visualisation

  1. View in full screen to interact.
  2. To explore a theme, click on a dot in the inner circle.
  3. From here, navigate to the outer circle for details of research institutes, centres, hubs, and precincts – and see how they’re connected.
  4. For more information on a particular research location, click on an outer circle dot and then the link, which will take you to the Queensland Science Capability Directory.

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Queensland Science – driving emerging industries

Watch a shorter version of the driving emerging technologies video (2:08 min)