About technology, travel and lifestyle, by Tom Worthington.
Friday, August 16, 2013
Defence Rapid Prototyping Program
The Defence Rapid Prototyping, Development and Evaluation Program (RPDE) is an interesting model for government-industry cooperation on problem solving. The Defence Department pays for industry personnel and academic experts to work on RPDE projects, which aim to come up with quick solutions to problems:
Quicklooks: in less than three months.
Tasks: delivers a prototype or report in a year to a year and half.
The industry participants of the RPDE are a "whos who" of defense companies. University members include the ANU.