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INNOVATION

Land FORCES 2021 Innovation

Innovation Awards – Winners and Shortlisted Candidates 2014-2018

 

The Land Forces Innovation Awards were presented for the first time at Land Forces 2014 in Brisbane. Since then some 48 Australian companies and researchers have been shortlisted, of whom 12 have been presented with the National Innovation Award, SME Innovation Grant, Young Innovator Award and specialist category Award or a High Commendation.

The AMDA Foundation has presented SME Innovation Grants and Young Innovator Scholarships worth $70,000 since 2014.

LAND FORCES INNOVATION AWARDS 2018

Winners:

  • LAND FORCES 2018 National Innovation Award – Boeing Defence Australia for the Currawong Battlespace Management System
  • LAND FORCES 2018 SME Innovation Grant – DroneShield for DroneGun Tactical
  • LAND FORCES 2018 Young Innovator Award - Mr Angus Bean of DroneShield for developing the DroneGun Tactical
  • LAND FORCES 2018 Innovation Award for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance and Cyber – Boeing Defence Australia for the Currawong Battlespace Management System
  • LAND FORCES 2018 Innovation Award for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance and Cyber – HIGH COMMENDATION - L3 Micreo Limited for the SILVERSHIELD Electronic Force Protection System
  • LAND FORCES 2018 Innovation Award for Combat equipment and Mobility - Defence Materials Technology Centre Limited and Planet Innovation for jointly developing the Nplex field deployable rapid diagnostic system

 

Shortlisted:

LAND FORCES 2018 Innovation Award for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance and Cyber

  • Boeing Defence Australia (winner)
  • Cogito
  • L3 Micreo
  • ISI Australia
  • JAR Aerospace
  • ONETIDE Modular Systems
  • Skyborne Technologies

 

LAND FORCES 2018 Innovation Award for Combat equipment and Mobility

  • DMTC Ltd (winner)
  • DST Group
  • Gaardtech
  • GreyScan
  • L3 Micreo
  • ONETIDE Modular Systems
  • Skyborne Technologies

 

LAND FORCES 2018 Young Innovator Award

  • Mr Angus Bean of DroneShield Limited
  • Mr Stephen Linforth of the University of Melbourne
  • Mr Taylor Thomas of JAR Aerospace
  • Mr Joshua Wilson of Skyborne technologies

 

LAND FORCES INNOVATION AWARDS 2016

Winners:

  • LAND FORCES 2016 National Innovation Award – Australian Defence Apparel Pty for the One299 adjustable backpack frame
  • LAND FORCES 2016 SME Innovation Grant – Marathon Targets for its T40 robotic small-arms target system
  • LAND FORCES 2016 Young Innovator Award – Dr Long Nguyen, DST Group for his research on Ultra High Molecular Weight (UHMW) polyethylene composite armour for vehicles

 

Shortlisted:

LAND FORCES 2016 National Innovation Award

  • Australian Defence Apparel Pty Limited (Winner)
  • Australian Army – Land Network Integration Centre (Highly Commended)
  • Cablex Pty Limited
  • Heuch Refrigeration
  • SupaShock Defence
  • Thales Australia

 

LAND FORCES 2016 SME Innovation Grant

  • Marathon Targets (winner)
  • ImmersaView (Highly Commended)
  • Carbonix
  • KoBold Group Pty Limited
  • Zone Advanced Protection Systems

 

LAND FORCES 2016 Young Innovator Award

  • Dr Long Nguyen, DST Group (Winner)
  • Ms Sarah Hibbard, Consilium Technology Pty Limited (Highly Commended)
  • Mr Michael Newstead, Supashock Defence

LAND FORCES INNOVATION AWARDS 2014

Winners:

  • LAND FORCES 2014 National Innovation Award – DMTC Limited for developing Boron Carbide body armour
  • LAND FORCES 2014 SME Innovation Grant – Tectonica Australia Pty Limited for the Bantam soldier-worn power management system
  • LAND FORCES 2014 Young Innovator Award - Mr Tristan Alexander, Deakin University, for his research into Polymer Ceramic Composite Armour

 

Shortlisted:

LAND FORCES 2014 National Innovation Award

  • DMTC Limited (winner)
  • ESRI Australia
  • Saab Australia

 

LAND FORCES 2014 SME Innovation Grant

  • Tectonica Australia Pty Limited (winner)
  • APC Technology Pty Limited
  • Eggler Consulting Engineers
  • Quiet Rush
  • SORD Australia
  • Tectonica Australia Pty Limited (separate entry)

 

LAND FORCES 2014 Young Innovator Award

  • Mr Tristan Alexander, Deakin University (winner)
  • Ms Manasa Kesharaju, Swinburne University
  • Mr Long Nguyen, RMIT University

For further information about the LAND FORCES 2021 Innovation Program please contact:

Gregor Ferguson
Executive Manager Innovation & Industry Engagement
gferguson@amda.com.au
Tel: 0414 803 717

For Media enquiries contact:

Philip Smart
Head of Industry and Corporate Communications
psmart@amda.com.au
Tel: 0438 311 644