Rapid, Prototyping, Development and Evaluation Board (RPDE) conducts two main types of activities: (1) Quicklooks; and, (2) Tasks: - A Quicklook delivers guidance, advice and input on a Defence issue by rapidly bringing together experts from industry and academia. A Quicklook delivers a report in an agreed timeframe, usually less than three months. - Tasks delivers a prototyped solution, which may be a report, a proof of concept, or a physical prototype (limited to Technical Readiness Level 6). Tasks focus on identifying, understanding and facilitating change and may involve the introduction of a new organisations, concepts and/or technologies. The Task report considers all Fundamental Inputs to Capability elements, and may be focused beyond technology or equipment. Tasks normally take 12-18 months to complete. RPDE is governed by a Board of (17) Participant representatives chaired by Head of Capability Systems, Capability Development Group (CDG), Department of Defence. Project activities are overseen by a (19 member) One Star Steering Group chaired by the Director General Integrated Capability Development, CDG. RPDE is an innovative collaboration between Defence, Industry and Academia that seeks to harness their collective knowledge and expertise to solve Defence's complex capability problems. RPDE maintains a collegiate and cooperative environment that seeks to encourage and maintain a broad engagement between all the stakeholders.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    D. Advisory Body - Policy and Stakeholder Consultation

  • Established By / Under


  • Established By/Under More info

    Relationship agreement between the Commonwealth and Industry participants

  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Creation Date

    1 February 2005

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