DTC Resilient and Adaptive Award

The DTC Resilient and Adaptive Award recognises and celebrates an SME (less than 200 employees) that has stood the test of time through the peaks and troughs of Defence expenditure.

Eligibility Criteria
  • The applicant must be a financial DTC member;
  • The project that the award applies to must be ongoing within financial year; and
  • The project must have resulted in a commercial outcome and cannot be an arrangement currently bidding.
Evaluation Criteria

Adaptive:

  • Has created new products or services or adapted established products or services in the defence market to help Defence maintain a regionally superior capability.
  • Has invested in training and skills to establish a workforce that supports the establish of a sovereign industrial capability for Australia

Resilience:

  • Has invested in new technologies and or has adapted its business model to produce a diversified business that is capable of withstanding the peaks and troughs of Defence expenditure or when faced with adversity? 
  • Can demonstrate periods of major scale-up and/or scale-down
  • Has pursued export or non-defence markets to increase diversity.

Apply

Please complete the following nomination form as indicated below to be considered for this award

Company Information

Question 1: Provide a brief overview of your business, including products and services (no more than 500 words).
Question 2: Describe the hardship or change driver the business faced (no more than 500 words).
Question 3: Provide details of how the business adapted to overcome the hardship or change driver described above (no more than 500 words).
Question 4: Provide details of how the business has maintained these changes to deliver benefits for the business or wider defence industry (no more than 500 words).
I acknowledge that I must be a financial member of the DTC and that all the information contained in the entries is is true and accurate. I acknowledge that the information will be marked confidential and will be treated as such by the DTC and the judging panel. Information provided will not be released without permission of the nominee.
I acknowledge that if I am shortlisted for this award all relevant people in my business and my facility (where applicable) will be available during the week identified on the award timeline for filming.