Published on February 25, 2014
AUSTRALIAN INDUSTRY & DEFENCE NETWORK Inc AIDN MAXIMISING OPPORTUNITIES FOR SMEs Presentation to ADM Congress 2014 Alan Rankins National President and NSW President
About AIDN National organisation SME focused Apolitical Cabinet endorsed Complements other bodies: DMOR BAOs, State Governments and ICN’s
AIDN Support to Industry Distributing information relevant to Major Defence projects Provides information on R&D related programs Assists members to develop market opportunities Develops business and entrepreneurial capability of SME’s Recognising Young Achievers Interfacing with Primes
AIDN Representation of SME Views to Support Defence AIDN has continued representation on various Defence Forums, including the Ai Group Defence Council, Capability Development Advisory Forum (CDAF), Defence Industry Innovation Board, Future Submarine Industry Skills Plan (FISP), etc. AIDN provides collated and clear SME feedback on draft Defence policies State Chapters act as a rallying point for the various state based Industry Organisations involved in Defence industry such as councils etc. AIDN National works with the National Joint Defence Industry Organisations to develop the Defence industry’s key messages to government.
AIDN – Optimising Business for Defence SMEs Clustering & collaboration is a critical part of Australian Industry competing in the globalising Defence procurement industry AIDN members are involved in a number of global Aerospace and Defence projects AIDN has also signed a number of MOUs with key industry associations around the world to open collaboration with our members
AIDN – Optimising Business for Defence SMEs AIDN’s position: 1. Value for Money to take into account National Interest 2. Support full definition of PIC and SIC 3. Recognise Industry as a fundamental input to Capability. Map it against PICs and SICs in both Acquisition & Sustainment 4. Prompt and Effective Action required 5. Strongly support policy to enforce AIC Plans 6. Appoint an Independent Defence Industry Advocate
AIDN Member Capabilities Visit AIDN web site www.aidn.org.au - select Industry Search Interested in joining AIDN? Then please contact me after this presentation, - visit our website or track down Ms Sue Smith in the audience who is the National Executive Officer -
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