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29 May 2024

INNOVATION AWARDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

INNOVATION AWARDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

Fifteen Australian innovators from both the defence and civil sectors have been shortlisted for the inaugural Indian Ocean Defence & Security (IODS) 2024 Innovation Awards, worth $40,000.

Among them are a company manufacturing a maritime ‘drone’ that can conduct silent surveillance operations at sea for months at a time, a Young Innovator who has developed an low-impact, rapid set-up technology for mobile satellite communications systems, and the builder of an autonomous, software-based control and navigation system for ships.

The finalists, who have so far earned up to 90% of their total marks, will each deliver a three - minute pitch to an audience of potential customers, partners and funding sources at IODS 2024 on Friday 26 July at Perth’s Convention and Exhibition Centre.

A panel of innovation experts will asses the pitches and award the winner of each category at the conclusion of the event.

The Indian Ocean Defence & Security 2024 Innovation Award categories, each worth $10,000 are:

IODS 2024 Innovation Award 

IODS 2024 Emerging Technology Award 

IODS 2024 Young Innovator Award 

IODS 2024 Collaborative Innovation Award 

“The IODS 2024 Innovation Awards finalists exemplify Australian ingenuity, highlighting the increasing demand for smart, innovative solutions to emerging operational challenges," said Justin Giddings, Chief Executive of AMDA Foundation Limited, organiser of IODS 2024 and the Innovation Awards program.

"This reflects well on the Australian innovation environment that ensures Australian R&D is being commercialised as products and services which strengthen both our industry and their customers.

"Congratulations to the finalists and we look forward to hearing them pitch their innovations in-person at IODS 2024."


INDIAN OCEAN DEFENCE & SECURITY 2024 INNOVATION AWARDS FINALISTS

Advanced Analysis Australia (WA)

exploCFD software package that models the effects of explosions on structures.

Advanced Navigation (NSW)

AI-enabled Hydrus autonomous underwater drone for change detection, vessel maintenance and mine countermeasures.

CAST Intelligence (ACT)

MyAbiliti HR software-based system that enables strategic workforce planning and modelling.

Edith Cowan University (WA)

ParaVerse, the world’s first truly realistic tactical assault parachute simulator.

Electro Nautic (WA)

WaveFlyer watercraft that uses a patented electric propulsion system and hydrofoils.

Franmarine Underwater Services (WA)

MarineStream system that enables both in-water hull cleaning and compliance.

Franmarine and Onetide (WA)

Joint venture that uses Onetide’s Mission Deck system to make MarineStream even more flexible and accessible.

Greenroom Robotics (WA)

Greenroom Advanced Mission Autonomy (GAMA) software-based autonomous ship navigation and management system.

Marintec (NSW)

Navantia Ship Routing System for more efficient routing.

Navantia Australia (VIC)

Uncrewed Landing Craft for amphibious troops and equipment.

Ocius Technology (NSW)

Bluebottle USV, powered by sun, wind, and waves, can stay at sea for months, detect surface and sub-surface contacts and transmit data back to controllers.

Onetide (WA)

Rapid Reel system to speed up and reduce manpower needs for shore or battlefield electricity and water supplies.

Onetide (WA)

Mission Deck which rapidly converts marine craft to carry or operate major equipment without welding.

 Over 3 Oceans (WA)

Oli Systems, that accurately determines a marine vessel's position in time and space in real-time.

Mr Ayden McCann (University of Western Australia)

For working out rapid deployment of a mobile TeraNet-3 earth-satellite communications system without requiring any form of vehicle stabilisation.

See the Innovation Awards finalists pitch their ideas at Indian Ocean Defence & Security 2024 on Friday 26 July at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre from 1200 - 1400. The winners will be announced at the conclusion of the event.


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