France, Australia sign new agreements

(Australian Associated Press)

 

Agreements signed between Australia and France:

 

CANCER RESEARCH
A group of French research institutions will form a new international cancer research laboratory with Australia’s Deakin University and the University of Tasmania.

QUANTUM COMPUTING
Australia and France have agreed to work together on ground-breaking research to develop a commercialised quantum silicon circuit in a deal between Australia’s first quantum computing company and a world-leading French research organisation.

DEFENCE
The establishment of an annual Australia-France defence industry symposium, as part of a broader initiative between the two nations.

ENERGY
An agreement to develop, operate and supply renewable energy at a lower cost between French energy producer NEOEN and British-Australian renewable energy company SIMEC ZEN Energy.

TERRORISM
Australia has agreed to host the next international conference on terror financing in 2019, following on from a meeting in France last week.

CYBERSPACE
Co-operation on cybersecurity designed to combat threats to military and civilian networks.

EDUCATION
The University of Adelaide and France’s ENSTA Bretagne will offer dual master’s degrees in engineering, specifically in submarine and shipbuilding, under a new partnership between the institutions.

SPACE
A new partnership between the University of NSW and CNES to study a breakthrough hyperspectral remote-sensing satellite that will be capable of monitoring coral reefs in Australia and the South Pacific.

PACIFIC
Logistical support agreement between the Australian Defence Force and the French Armed Forces.

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