Indian Ocean Defence Security
24-26 JULY 2024,
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre (PCEC)
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INNOVATION

INDIAN OCEAN DEFENCE & SECURITY 2024 INNOVATION AWARDS

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With the push for Australian industry to produce its own sovereign capability, it is now more important than ever to foster new thought, innovative technologies and the development of ideas.

The Indian Ocean Defence & Security 2024 Innovation Awards are designed to highlight and reward Australians at the forefront of new technology by giving them a platform to present their products and ideas at the Indian Ocean Defence & Security (IODS) 2024 conference and exhibition.

Australian organisations and individuals are invited to submit their innovation, which could be at various stages of development, to one of three categories:

  • Indian Ocean Defence & Security 2024 Innovation Award
  • Indian Ocean Defence & Security 2024 Emerging Technology Award
  • Indian Ocean Defence & Security 2024 Young Innovator Award

If your submission is the result of a collaborative effort, you may also enter the additional category:

  • Indian Ocean Defence & Security 2024 Collaborative Innovation Award

Finalists will then be invited to pitch their innovation to an international audience of potential partners, investors and customers at IODS 2024 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on Friday 26 July with the category winners announced onsite at the event.

Along with a trophy, winners will be awarded a cash prize of $10,000 to help with the next step of bringing their innovation to realisation.

KEY DATES

Tuesday 5 March Award submissions open
Monday 6 May Award submissions close, 1700 AWST
Monday 27 May Finalists announced
Friday 26 July Pitch presentations, judging and award ceremony onsite at IODS 2024

HOW IT WORKS

Step 1: Download the Eligibility Criteria  and Guidance for Entrants  and read them carefully.

Step 2: Complete the Online Entry Form for the relevant category by 1700 AWST on Monday 6 May.

Step 3: Entries are assessed by our distinguished panel of judges who will decide on up to 20 finalists. This process decides 90% of your final mark.

Step 4: Finalists will undertake online pitch training in preparation for presenting their innovation onsite at Indian Ocean Defence & Security (IODS) 2024.

Step 5: Pitch presentations determining the final 10% of your mark will take place on Friday 26 July at IODS 2024, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Step 6: The winners of each category will be announced and awarded at a ceremony at the conclusion of the onsite event.

MEET THE JUDGES

Judging Panel - Award Submissions

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Indian Ocean Defence & Security 2024 Innovation Award

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Indian Ocean Defence & Security 2024 Young Innovator Award

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Indian Ocean Defence & Security 2024 Emerging Technology Award

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Indian Ocean Defence & Security 2024 Collaborative Innovation Award

If your submission is the result of a collaborative effort, you may also enter this additional award category by entering one of the above 3 awards and completing the collaborative eligibility questions.


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