Working with Australian Universities
Leidos Australia and Monash University has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate on research and development at the Monash Institute of Medical Engineering (MIME).
The MIME fosters and coordinates translational medtech research across Monash University faculties, partner hospitals and collaborating medical research institutions. The clinician-led research programs focus on major clinical and health system needs, and integrate expertise from across engineering, IT, science, biomedical and clinical research to develop new devices, diagnostics, therapeutics, delivery systems and clinical tools.
The MOU sees Leidos Australia and the MIME collaborate on future research and development with the initial contribution including the funding of a PhD research student.
University of NSW
University of NSW (UNSW) and Leidos Australia has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work together on research and development in the fields of force protection for the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and biological security.
Due to increasing political instability and rising global tension, the threat of unconventional attacks has substantially increased. This partnership will support improvements in detection and response to help mitigate the threat of biological, chemical, and radiological weapons for the Australian people and our allies.
The broader application of this research will help first responders deal with hazmat situations like industrial chemical releases, drug labs more effectively, and help Australian health officials respond more effectively to emergent diseases like Avian Flu, Tuberculosis, MERS, and antibiotic resistant.
Leidos Australia’s initial contribution will include funding a doctoral student.