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INNOVATION

INDIAN OCEAN DEFENCE & SECURITY 2024 INNOVATION AWARDS

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INDIAN OCEAN DEFENCE & SECURITY 2024 EMERGING TECHNOLOGY AWARD

 

ENTRY FORM

(To be eligible for this award, the company’s or individual’s invention or innovation must have a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) between 1-6)
 
1. Name of Innovation:
Innovation Name/Title:
   

2. Name and Address of Company:
Company Name:
Address of Company:
   

3. Point of Contact for this Nomination:
Name:
Job Title:
Phone:
Email:
   

4. Are you an Australian company?
   
ABN/ACN:
 
NOTE: To be eligible for the Indian Ocean Defence & Security 2024 Emerging Technology Award the company must be Australian or the Australian subsidiary of an overseas parent; have its headquarters and the majority of its operations based in Australia; and have an Australian Company Number (ACN) and/or Australian Business Number (ABN)

5. Are you an SME?
To be an SME you must employ less than 20 people (Small), or 199 people (Medium)
   
 
 
 

6. Is this Innovation the result of a collaboration between two or more individuals or companies?
   
 


Names of Individuals or Organisations forming the collaborating team

Nature of the Collaboration in the innovation
Evidence that the innovation in the entry was the result of work by more than one member of the team

Nature of Collaboration in the team
Evidence that the innovating team was not simply a 'leader/sub-contractor' construct

 
 

7. 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. (Attach additional pages if necessary - marked as Annexe A)
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8. Evidence of Market Status:
You almost certainly won’t have considered the potential market for your innovation, but if you’re working on an idea that has absolutely no practical application then you’re wasting your time. Think about how, or by whom, your innovation is meant to be used and describe this, in outline at least.
(If any or all of this information is Confidential for any reason, please indicate here and contact the Innovation Coordinator directly for further instructions)
   

9. Evidence of Understanding of User Needs:
Demonstrate your understanding of the user and the environment they are operating in and the benefits and positive changes your innovation can deliver.
(Attach additional pages if necessary - marked as Annexe B)
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10. Evidence of Originality:
Measures of originality are simple: if nobody has thought of it before, then it’s original. Does the user recognise that your entry is completely different, and that this difference confers a definite competitive advantage.
(Attach additional pages if necessary - marked as Annexe C)
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11. Evidence of Innovation:
Measures of innovation are simple: it’s innovative if it allows the user to change and improve their processes and procedures and achieve a superior outcome. Does the level of innovativeness enable the entry's originality? Does the level of innovativeness confer a competitive advantage? And have you protected the innovation in any way - eg: through patents or other measures.
(Attach additional pages if necessary - marked as Annexe D)
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12. Diversity and Inclusion
Does your organisation support diversity and inclusion?
   
 


If so, how does your organisation support diversity and inclusion?

How did diversity and inclusion contribute to the level of innovation in your entry?

 
 

13. How did you hear about the Indian Ocean Defence & Security 2024 Innovation Awards?
   
 

If Other (please specify)

 
 

INNOVATION POSTER SHOWCASE / MEET THE FINALISTS

For those entrants that are announced as finalists within the Innovation Awards program as well as other notable entrants selected by the judges, as part of AMDA's ongoing promotion of Innovation, we will be producing an Innovation Poster Showcase which will highlight your specific innovation and company to the wider audience attending Indian Ocean Defence & Security (IODS) 2024.  This Poster Showcase will be located in a prominent position within the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre and allow the opportunity for attendees to view your submission and make contact directly with your company.

As additional promotion of Innovation, AMDA will also run a ‘meet the finalists’ section as part of our social media, website and e-news communication, for those entries that are announced as finalists within their category.

As we will be working to tight deadlines, we ask that you provide the below information at time of submission. 
Please note that if you do not want an Innovation Poster or additional promotion prior to the event, please tick the box below:

I do not want my Innovation to be included in the Innovation Poster Showcase
I do not want my Innovation promoted as part of the AMDA communication plan

 

POSTER ARTWORK
 
AMDA Foundation Ltd will be producing an Innovation Poster Showcase which will be located in a prominent position for the duration of IODS 2024.  The Showcase will see each eligible entry summarised in a standard poster that describes the innovation very briefly and provides contact details for anybody who is interested to follow up and ask for further information.

The AMDA Graphics team will produce each poster, your draft poster will be emailed to you for final approval prior to its inclusion within the Showcase. Please note that each poster will be presented in the same template to ensure consistency for all.  Please 'view example' for a sample of the poster template: VIEW EXAMPLE

a) Point of Contact for this Innovation:
Name:
Job Title:
Phone:
Email:
Website:
Linkedin Handle:
  (please include company or personal, whichever is most appropriate)
   
  PLEASE NOTE: The details of the contact person noted here will appear on the Showcase Poster as the most suitable person to contact for further information regarding this innovation. If this differs from the person currently noted, please update all fields accordingly.

b) Innovation Information:
 
Brief Description of Innovation:
(Up to 100 words of text)

c) Logo(s):

Logo file 1:
 
Logo file 2: (optional)
 
Logo file 3: (optional)

d) Headshot or Group shot of the team:

File 1:
 

e) Images illustrating the innovation:
 
Image file 1:
 
Image file 2:
 
Image file 3:
 

f) Quote on what it means to be nominated for an Innovation Award:
(Up to 100 words of text)

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

For further information about the Indian Ocean Defence & Security 2024 Innovation Awards please contact:

Gregor Ferguson
Innovation Coordinator
AMDA FOUNDATION LIMITED
PO Box 339
NORTH GEELONG VIC 3215

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