WA DEFENCE REVIEW Teams Up with CORE Innovation Hub as an Affiliate Partner for Defence

August 30, 2018

WA DEFENCE REVIEW and the CORE Innovation Hub are pleased to announce a partnership to assist in strengthening CORE’s profile within defence industry. As a CORE Affiliate Partner and advisor to the CORE community, WA DEFENCE REVIEW founder and Managing Editor, Serge DeSilva-Ranasinghe will act as the point of contact for CORE members seeking enquiries and referrals on all matters pertaining to the defence sector.

Acknowledging the significance of the partnership, Tamryn Barker, the founder and CEO of CORE Innovation Hub, said:

“CORE Innovation Hub warmly welcomes our affiliation with the WA DEFENCE REVIEW. As a hub dedicated to supporting innovation in the resources and energy sector, CORE appreciates the value of linking our sector to opportunities to apply technology and capability to the defence sector. We are excited to note that some of our startup members are already leveraging this dual-sector experience and look forward to our affiliation with WA DEFENCE REVIEW providing many new opportunities for our community.”

Referring to the new affiliation, Serge DeSilva-Ranasinghe confirmed:

“As the Managing Editor of a prominent defence communications and events platform, and a former President of WA’s defence industry peak body, I look forward to working collaboratively with CORE to foster innovation and collaboration between local start-ups and the defence sector. This initiative will further enhance opportunities for cross-industry cooperation particularly between start-ups from the defence and resources sectors.”

On 30 August this year, WA DEFENCE REVIEW in partnership with CORE and Engineers Australia collaborated on their first high profile event titled, ‘Defence Innovation and Start-Ups: Insights from WA Industry.’

Proving a major success, the event has triggered a new conversation with CORE members, many of whom are active in the resources sector, on industry cross-collaboration. As part of this new arrangement, both parties have agreed to jointly host follow up high profile defence-themed events in 2019 to build on existing momentum.

About Serge DeSilva-Ranasinghe

Serge DeSilva-RanasingheSerge is the Founder and Managing Editor of WA DEFENCE REVIEW. He is also a security analyst, defence commentator keynote speaker, facilitator and consultant. Throughout his career thus far, he has authored over 500 articles on topics spanning strategic policy, geo-politics, political risk, maritime security, military affairs, transnational security, military sociology and defence industry. He has interviewed hundreds of senior political, government, military and industry figures, with his work featured in publications such as The Diplomat, Harvard International Review, Forbes Asia, Jane’s Defence Weekly, Jane’s Intelligence Review, Australian Financial Review, and many more. He has appeared on radio and television, chaired dozens of events and been invited to deliver presentations for organisations such as the Committee for the Economic Development of Australia (CEDA), Australasian Council of Security Professionals, Australian Defence College and numerous others. He is an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management WA, Associate of Security Professionals Australasia, and holds an honorary fellowship with the National Security Institute, the University of Canberra, and is the former President of the Australian Industry and Defence Network of WA.