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INNOVATION

INDO PACIFIC 2022 INNOVATION PROGRAM

INNOVATION AWARDS HISTORY

The Innovation Awards program was announced by AMDA Foundation Limited in 2012 and the Awards were first presented at Avalon 2013, the Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition. The Awards have addressed directly the operational and sustainment needs of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) as well as the civil and commercial aviation and maritime communities.

Since 2013 more than 200 entries have been received and the AMDA Foundation has presented some $425,000-worth of SME and Young Innovator Awards at Avalon and its sister events, the Land Forces Exposition and the Indo Pacific International Maritime Exposition.

The Awards are driven by the Foundation’s altruistic mission to promote the development of Australia’s defence industry capability. They are open to Australian companies or the Australian subsidiaries of overseas parent companies. Entries are judged on their understanding of the user needs, the originality of the innovation and, crucially, their success in the market.

We have included below a full list of the winners and shortlisted candidates from 2013-2019.

PACIFIC 2019 INNOVATION AWARDS

Winners:

  • PACIFIC 2019 National Civil Innovation Award: DroneShield Limited (WA)
  • PACIFIC 2019 National Defence Innovation Award: DMTC Limited (VIC)
  • PACIFIC 2019 Defence SME Innovation Grant ($15,000): EM Solutions Pty Limited (SA)
  • PACIFIC 2019 Young Civil Innovator Award ($15,000): Mr Lawrence Marychurch, DroneShield Limited (VIC)
  • PACIFIC 2019 Young Defence Innovator Award ($15,000): Mr Ryan McGrath, Mr Thomas Churack and Mr Jason Sardi, Thales Australia(VIC)
  • PACIFIC 2019 Innovation Award for C4ISREW, Space, Cyber and Counter-Drone Systems: Ultra Electronics Avalon Systems Pty Limited (SA)
  • PACIFIC 2019 Innovation Award for Autonomous and Unmanned Systems: Advanced Navigation
  • PACIFIC 2019 Innovation Award for Platforms and Propulsion: DMTC Limited

Shortlisted:

  • Advanced Navigation - Subsonus transponder
  • DMTC Limited - HVOF rust-resistant coating
  • DroneShield Limited - DroneShield portfolio of products
  • EM Solutions - Cobra dual-band satcom terminal
  • Solinnov Pty Limited - Bluebottle Software Defined Radio (SDR) App
  • The Whiskey Project - Next Generation Tactical Water Craft
  • Ultra Electronics Avalon Systems Pty Limited - Airborne Signature Management System (ASMS)
  • Mr Ryan McGrath, Mr Thomas Churack and Mr Jason Sardi, Thales Australia (Young Innovator)
  • Mr Harry Hubbert, Royal Australian Navy (Young Innovator)
  • Mr Lawrence Marychurch, DroneShield (Young Innovator)

 

PACIFIC 2017 INNOVATION AWARDS

Winners:

  • PACIFIC 2017 National Defence Innovation Award: Thales Australia
  • PACIFIC 2017 National Civil Innovation Award: AMOG Technologies Pty Limited
  • PACIFIC 2017 Defence SME Innovation Award: Ocius technology Limited
  • PACIFIC 2017 Civil SME Innovation Grant: Nauti-Craft Pty Limited
  • PACIFIC 2017 Young Innovator Scholarship for Defence Industry: The judges chose two award winners:
    • Mr Peter Kabakov, ANSTO
    • Mr Andrew Short, University of Wollongong


High Commendations:

  • PACIFIC 2017 National Defence Innovation Award: DMTC Ltd
  • PACIFIC 2017 Defence SME Innovation Award: Prism Defence


Shortlisted:

  • Abyss Solutions (NSW) – End to End Condition Assessment of Underwater Assets
  • Advanced Navigation (NSW) – Subsonus subsea navigation system
  • Artis Group (NSW) – Artis Engineering Platform
  • Columbus Group (WA) – 3D Dynamic Fluid/Semi-solid pump
  • Defence Materials Technology Centre and Partners (VIC) – High Velocity Oxygen Fuel (HVOF) coatings for marine applications
  • Rojone Pty Limited (NSW) – RADHAZ Isolation unit
  • Ron Allum Deepsea Services (NSW) – Energy Storage and Distribution System (ESDS)
  • Ron Allum Deepsea Services (NSW) – Pressure Tolerant Brushless DC Motors
  • Woodside Energy Pty Limited (WA) – LNG-powered marine support vessel

 

PACIFIC 2015 INNOVATION AWARDS

Winners:

  • PACIFIC 2015 Defence Industry National Innovation Award: DMTC Limited
  • PACIFIC 2015 Defence SME Innovation Grant: H.I. Fraser Pty Limited
  • PACIFIC 2015 Civil Industry National Innovation Award: AirBerth Boat Lift Pty Limited
  • PACIFIC 2015 Civil SME Innovation Grant: Pivot Maritime International


High Commendation:

  • Aero Medical Integration Pty Limited


Shortlisted:

  • Aero Medical Engineering Pty Limited - Stretcher design
  • AirBerth Marketing Pty Limited - AirBerth Boat Lift
  • DMTC Ltd - T-GMAW welding technology
  • Gamechanger Technologies Pty Limited - VForce Morphing sails
  • HI Fraser - SERS Hyperbaric Suite
  • Life Cell Marine Safety - Life Cell for mariners
  • Metromatics Pty Limited - Lightweight Electronics Enclosures
  • Pivot Maritime International - ECDIS and Combi-Vessel Simulator
  • Relegen Pty Limited - assetDNA
  • Sea Transport Corporation Pty Limited - Floating Harbour Transhipper (FHT)

 

PACIFIC 2013 INNOVATION AWARDS

Winners:

  • PACIFIC 2013 National Defence Innovation Award – One Atmosphere Pty Ltd, WA
  • PACIFIC 2013 Defence Industry SME Innovation Grant – PHM Technology, VIC
  • PACIFIC 2013 Young Innovator Scholarship for Defence Industry – Mr Cameron Barr, University of Melbourne
  • PACIFIC 2013 National Civil Industry Innovation Award – Commercial Diving Services Pty Limited JOINTLY with Thomas & Coffey Limited, both of NSW
  • PACIFIC 2013 Civil Industry SME Grant – Sentient Vision Systems Pty Limited, VIC


Shortlisted:

  • Austal - IMARCS
  • Cameron Engineers Pty Limited - Cast NiBrAl foiled, shaped rudder
  • Commercial Diving Services Pty Ltd and Thomas & Coffey - Hull Surface Treatment (HST) Technology
  • Daronmont Technologies Pty Ltd - KESTREL ESM Upgrade
  • EM Solutions - Mobile Ka band Satcom terminal
  • Hellweg International - FD for body armour
  • Incat Crowther - SEACOR CrewZer vessel design
  • IQMS Distributions Pty Ltd - IQMS eCluster
  • One Atmosphere - Pegasus Aircraft Buoyancy System
  • PHM Technology - Maintenance Aware Design environment (MADe)
  • Pivot Maritime International - FLEXICON
  • Relegen Pty Limited - assetDNA Pilot Kit
  • Sentient Vision Systems Pty Ltd - Kestrel Maritime
  • Steber International - Bluebottle autonomous USV
  • VEEM Limited - VEEM Gyro
  • Mr Cameron Barr, University of Wollongong (Young Innovator Award)
  • Mr Nirav Rashmin Parikh, Zone Advanced Protection Systems (Young Innovator Award)