Land FORCES 2021 Innovation


The Winners of the LAND FORCES 2021 Innovation Awards have been announced!

Three Australian innovators have been named winners of the LAND FORCES 2021 Innovation Awards. Their success was announced on Monday 17 May at a special online event hosted by the organiser of LAND FORCES 2021, the AMDA Foundation Limited.

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The winners are:

To view videos of the three winners, click on their names.


In addition, four Award contenders won a High Commendation:

  • LAND FORCES 2021 National Innovation Award HIGH COMMENDATION:
    DefendTex (Victoria)
  • LAND FORCES 2021 Defence SME Innovation Award HIGH COMMENDATION:
    Milspec Manufacturing Pty Limited (New South Wales)
  • LAND FORCES 2021 Young Innovator Award HIGH COMMENDATION:
    Mr Harry Veivers, DMTC Limited (Queensland); and Mr McKay Whight, Cyborg Dynamics Engineering (Queensland)

The Awards, including two cheques for $15,000, will be presented to the winners and Highly Commended entrants by Dr David Kershaw, Chief of DST Group’s Science Engagement and Impact Division at 10.45 on Thursday 3 June, during the Innovation and Technology for the Future Force Conference during the LAND FORCES 2021 Exposition in Brisbane, 1-3 June.

The LAND FORCES 2021 Innovation Awards attracted a record 45 entries from Australian companies and young researchers. In recognition of their efforts, and to reinforce its commitment to the growth of Australia’s defence SME sector, the AMDA Foundation Limited has reinstated the $15,000 cash component to the SME Innovation Award.

The LAND FORCES 2021 Innovation Awards were created by the AMDA Foundation Limited and driven by our altruistic purpose: to promote the development of Australia’s industrial, manufacturing and information/communications technology resources in the fields of aviation, aerospace, maritime, defence and security. They recognise and reward innovation by Australian individuals and organisations at the forefront of defence innovation in products, services and business processes in the land domain.

They were presented for the first time six years ago at Avalon 2013. Since then some $395,000-worth of SME Innovation Grants and Young Innovator Awards have been presented. Today that total climbs to $425,000.

For further information please contact:

Gregor Ferguson
Executive Manager, Innovation & Industry Engagement
AMDA Foundation Limited
PO Box 4095
Tel: 0414 803 717