Countering CBRN threats by supporting defence-industry-academic driven research that strengthens sovereign capabilities and leads to the development of innovative and critical technologies.

The Centre for Advanced Defence Research and Enterprise – Operating in Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Environments (CADRE-OCE) is a new, nationally coordinated initiative. Its purpose is to develop novel innovative technologies that counter existing, new and emerging chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) threats and may have dual-use applications. In addition, the Centre will foster collaborations with trusted partners.

CADRE-OCE is hosted by the University of Melbourne with our founding university partners, the University of Adelaide, Queensland University of Technology, and the University of New South Wales. The Centre is funded by the Australian Department of Defence and works with a vast and growing network of academic and industry capability partners to deliver on it's core objectives.

Centre for Advanced Defence Research and Enterprise (CADRE-OCE)

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