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INDO PACIFIC 2022 INNOVATION PROGRAM

Applications for the INDO PACIFIC 2022 Innovation Awards are now open.
Entries close at Close of Business, 1 March 2022.

INDO PACIFIC 2022 INNOVATION AWARDS

Welcome to the INDO PACIFIC 2022 Innovation Awards page.

The Awards recognise and reward innovation by Australian individuals and organisations at the forefront of innovation in products, services and business processes in the maritime domain.

Entries for the INDO PACIFIC 2022 Innovation Awards will open on Wednesday 1 December 2021 and close on Tuesday 1 March 2022 with a short list of candidates drawn up by Monday 21 March 2022.

Scroll down to see Eligibility Criteria and Entry Forms.

The Innovation Awards Presentation and the Innovation Pitchfest and Prizegiving will take place at the INDO PACIFIC 2022 International Maritime Exposition.  Please see following details for specific times and location:

Innovation Awards Presentation:
Date/Time: 1130-1230, Tuesday 10 May
Location: Port Theatrette, Exposition Floor, ICC Sydney

Innovation Pitchfest and Prizegiving:
Date/Time: 1000-1200, Thursday 12 May
Location: Port Theatrette, Exposition Floor, ICC Sydney

There are cash awards of $15,000 for the winners of the Young Innovator and SME Innovation Awards.

Awards will be presented in the following categories:

  • INDO PACIFIC 2022 National Innovation Award
  • INDO PACIFIC 2022 SME Innovation Award ($15,000)
  • INDO PACIFIC 2022 Young Innovator Award ($15,000)


However, recognising the fact that INDO PACIFIC 2022 will be one of the busiest events we have ever run, and also that interstate travel may still be difficult for some entrants, the Award winners will be announced at a special online event two weeks before INDO PACIFIC 2022.

This will enable attendance by Award entrants and others who might not be able to attend INDO PACIFIC 2022 itself, and provide time for the winners to make plans to attend INDO PACIFIC 2022 and receive their Award in person.

The Awards are open to Australian companies or the Australian subsidiaries of overseas parent companies, and the innovation could be anything from a new product or service to a new approach to business. Young innovators may be engineers, managers or early-career researchers working in industry, academia or a specialist research centre.

Entries will be judged on the originality of the innovation, the innovators’ understanding of the user needs and the market relevance of their innovations.

INDO PACIFIC 2022 will be held at the ICC Sydney at Darling Harbour from 10-12 May 2022. The Innovation Award nominees and winners will enjoy the attention of senior leaders and practitioners from the Australian and international defence and industry communities as well as specialist media attending INDO PACIFIC 2022.

These Awards have been developed by AMDA Foundation Limited, which presents the biennial INDO PACIFIC International Maritime Exposition as well as the biennial Land Forces International Land Defence Exposition in Brisbane, the Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition at Avalon, near Melbourne, and the Rotortech Helicopter and Unmanned Flight Exposition.

The Innovation Awards were launched in 2012. Since then Australian companies and researchers have been presented with SME and Young Innovator Awards worth $425,000 at the INDO PACIFIC International Maritime Exposition, the Land Forces International Land Defence Exposition and the Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition.

TO ENTER:

Download the Guidance for Entrants document found below.  Then, find your specific Innovation Award Category in the list below, download the Eligibility Criteria document and complete the application on-line form. Please read the GUIDANCE FOR ENTRANTS and the ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA carefully prior to submitting your application.

Download:
GUIDANCE FOR ENTRANTS

INDO PACIFIC 2022 National Innovation Award

VIEW ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA >

Fill in the entry form online:
ONLINE FORM >

INDO PACIFIC 2022 SME Innovation Award

VIEW ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA >

Fill in the entry form online:
ONLINE FORM >

INDO PACIFIC 2022 Young Innovator Award

VIEW ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA >

Fill in the entry form online:
ONLINE FORM >

For further information about the INDO PACIFIC 2022 Innovation Awards please contact:

Gregor Ferguson
Executive Manager Innovation and Industry Engagement
AMDA Foundation Limited
PO Box 4095
GEELONG VIC 3220

Tel: +61 (0)414 803 717
Email: gferguson@amda.com.au