We aim to nurture Australia's sovereign capability in the maritime sector through cutting edge research and development (R&D) in digital technologies.
Navantia Australia provides funding for several areas of collaborative research and development, focusing on advanced software engineering, UX digital expertise, game design, and artificial intelligence (AI).
Working closely with the Royal Australian Navy and the wider industry, the Institute has already delivered several ground-breaking projects, including automatic ship routing using digital twin technology to optimise fuel usage, gamification and distributed architecture for naval personnel recruitment, attraction, training, and development, anomaly detection using deep learning models, situational awareness tools, and telecommunications and AI for the operation of autonomous uncrewed surface vehicles.
But Marintec’s not just about tech – it’s also committed to developing the workforce of the future. With initiatives like PhD programs, internships, and employment opportunities for graduates, the partnership is cultivating a skilled future workforce while addressing the Australian maritime skills gap shortage.
With the support of academia and a focus on technology-led outcomes, Navantia Australia is establishing a project pipeline that will deliver advancements in operational, sustainment, and workforce development activities. And with its sights set on becoming Australia’s centre of excellence for maritime digital technology solutions, Marintec is charting a course for a brighter, more innovative future.