Ten Australian innovators from both the defence and civil sector have been shortlisted from 44 entries for the prestigious PACIFIC 2019 Innovation Awards, worth some $60,000.
And in two unique ‘firsts’, one Australian innovator that submitted multiple entries for a portfolio of related, all-new products has been honoured by being shortlisted as a single innovative company. And a group of Young Innovators has submitted a team entry for the Young Innovator Award for their collective work on a new naval technology.
The winners will be announced during the Pacific 2019 International Maritime Exposition at Sydney’s International Convention Centre (ICC) at Darling Harbour. The Awards include:
In addition, there are awards in four specialist categories, at the judges’ discretion:
The shortlisted entries are:
YOUNG INNOVATOR AWARDS:
The Awards recognise and reward local companies and individuals at the forefront of naval and maritime innovation and carry with them a total of $60,000 in cash prizes. Since the Awards were first presented in 2013, the Aerospace Maritime Defence and Security Foundation of Australia Limited has presented Young Innovator scholarships and SME Innovation grants worth more than $350,000.
The PACIFIC 2019 International Maritime Exposition will be held at Sydney’s International Convention Centre from 8 to 10 October 2019 and is supported by the Australian Defence Force, in particular the Royal Australian Navy, the Defence Science & Technology Group and the Department of Defence’s Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG); the Government of New South Wales; and the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA), Engineers Australia and the Institution for Marine Engineers, Science and Technology (IMarEST).
For further information contact:
Executive Manager, Industry Development
Industry Defence and Security Australia Limited
P: 03 5282 0550
M: 0414 803 717