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1. Name and Address of Company:
Company Name:
Address of Company:

2. Australian Company Number or Australian Business Number:
ACN of Company:

3. Point of Contact for this Nomination:
Job Title:
Postal Address:

4. Brief Description of Innovation Nominated for this Award and the benefits it delivers:
Innovation can be described simply as something that is either new to the adopter or that changes the adopter’s circumstances and/or behaviour – and it may be a combination of all three. Please frame your description using this framework as guidance.
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5. Declaration of Commercial Success or Demonstrated Commercial Potential:
‘Commercial Success’:
– have you developed a new and innovative product or service, and then sold it recently to a launch customer? If so, then you meet this criterion.  
‘Demonstrated Market Potential’:
You may have a product or service ready for the market that hasn’t yet achieved a sale; newness of the innovation is not a problem if you satisfy the other two criteria, have a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of around 7 or, ideally, 8 (System Qualified Through Test and Demonstration) and can show a reasoned plan, based on a quantified estimate of market demand and a well thought-out roadmap to bring your innovation to market.

(Please note Paragraphs 1.4, 2.1 and 2.2 of the Selection Criteria for this award. If any or all of this information is Confidential for any reason, please indicate here and contact the Chair of the judging panel directly for further instructions)

6. Evidence of Understanding of User Needs:
Demonstrate your understanding of the user and the environment he or she is operating in and the benefits and positive changes your innovation can deliver.
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7. Evidence of Originality and Innovation:
Measures of originality and innovation are simple: if nobody has thought of it before, then it’s original. It’s innovative if it allows the user to change and improve his or her processes and procedures and achieve a superior outcome – the greater the change, the better the outcome, the greater the impact of the innovation.
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8. Does this innovation fall into one of the following four (4) categories?:
  Autonomous and Unmanned Systems (airborne, surface and sub-surface) - including oil rig inspection, mine counter-measures, airborne surveillance and things like unmanned stores and equipment delivery in the military as well as civilian offshore markets
  C4ISR, EW, Space and Cyber, including counter-drone systems - communications, sensors, sonars, Maritime Information Systems, etc
  Maritime Operations - everything from robotic container-handling to anti-submarine warfare, helicopter operations on LHDs to smart LNG ships
  Platforms and Propulsion- everything from anti-fouling on oil rigs and container ships to new control systems for CODLAG power plant on warships, to new welding techniques for submarine hulls
  None of the above - literally anything from drill bits for oil rigs, to electronic charting, to new hydrographic technologies, to dock-side security for naval and merchant ships (Please note: entries in this category are strongly encouraged and still eligible to win the National Innovation Award)

9. Name and Approval of Authorised Nominee:
  NB –  Deliberately falsifying data on the entry form will result in immediate disqualification
Job Title:

For further information please contact:

Gregor Ferguson
Executive Manager, Industry development
Industry Defence and Security Australia Limited
PO Box 4095

Ph: 0414 803 717