Land Forces 2024

MELBOURNE CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA
11-13 SEPTEMBER 2024

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INNOVATION

INNOVATION AWARDS

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Highlight, pitch and reward your innovation by entering the new look Land Forces 2024 Innovation Awards.

With the push for Australian industry and research sectors to innovate and deliver capability quickly to the Australian Defence Force, it is now more important than ever to foster new thought, technology and the development of ideas.

The Land Forces Innovation Awards will take new form in 2024, incorporating both the prestigious awards program and the popular Innovation Pitchfest, to help highlight and reward innovations at different phases of development. The awards will bring together Australian companies, organisations and young individuals with cutting-edge ideas and give them a platform to present their innovation at the Land Forces 2024 International Land Defence Exposition.

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

  • Land Forces 2024 Innovation Award
  • Land Forces 2024 Emerging Technology Award
  • Land Forces 2024 Young Innovator Award

Finalists will then be invited to pitch their innovation to an international audience of potential partners, investors and customers at Land Forces 2024 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on Wednesday 11 September with the category winners announced onsite at the event.

Winners of each category will receive $40,000 cash prize to contribute to further personal and innovation development. There will be an additional winning category on the day for Best Pitch that will receive a trophy prize only.

KEY DATES

Wednesday 27 March Award submissions open
Wednesday 12 June Award submissions close, 1700 AWST
Week beginning 1 July Finalists announced
Wednesday 11 September Pitch presentations, judging and award ceremony onsite at the event.

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 Wednesday 12 June.

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 Land Forces 2024.

Step 5: Pitch presentations determining the final 10% of your mark will take place on Wednesday 11 September at Land Forces 2024, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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

MEET THE JUDGES

Judging Panel - Award Submissions

Pitch Judging Panel - TBA

 

Land Forces 2024 Innovation Award

ONLINE ENTRY FORM

Land Forces 2024 Young Innovator Award

ONLINE ENTRY FORM

Land Forces 2024 Emerging Technology Award

ONLINE ENTRY FORM

Land Forces 2024 Best Pitch Award

To be awarded at the conclusion of the onsite pitch event with a trophy prize only.


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