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INNOVATION PROGRAM

INDO PACIFIC 2023 INNOVATION PITCHFEST

Innovation Pitchfest provides a platform for innovators to reach an international audience of potential customers, partners or investors at Indo Pacific 2023 International Maritime Exposition. The program includes a series of three minute pitches which demonstrate a range of Australian innovations, research collaborations or projects. Innovation Pitchfest participants are offered training in the art of the pitch in the lead up to the event and may include defence, industry, start-ups or Publicly Funded Research Organisations (PFRO). Pitchers are encouraged to craft their presentation around the following points:

  • Uniqueness and novelty (ie your innovation).
  • Application or end goal of the innovation.
  • Where future collaboration may be of benefit.

These pitch sessions are an opportunity to showcase an innovative idea in the early stage of its development. Participants are encouraged to hook and engage the audience with their presentation which will be judged by an expert panel who will award the top three pitches at the conclusion of the event.

Organised by the Defence Science Institute (DSI) in partnership with AMDA limited, the Defence Innovation Partnership (DIP) in SA, Defence Innovation Network (DIN) in NSW, Defence Science Centre (DSC) in WA, and Queensland Defence Alliance (QDSA), Innovation Pitchfest is free and open to all accredited Indo Pacific 2023 Trade Visitors and will take place on Wednesday 8 November at ICC Sydney.

Indo Pacific 2023 Pitchfest Schedule

TIME
NAME
COMPANY
TOPIC
10:02
Name:
Dr. Nisa Salim
Company:
Swinburne University of Technology
Topic:
Smart Lightweight Composites: Revolutionizing Defence Systems for a Sustainable Future
10:05
Name:
Prof. Helen Pask
Company:
Macquarie University
Topic:
Next Generation Ocean LiDAR
10:08
Name:
Prof. Sean O'Byrne
Company:
Australian National University (ANU)
Topic:
Deep‐sea cavitation test bed
10:11
Name:
Mr. Saksham Yadav
Company:
DeepNeural AI
Topic:
Edge AI‐Enabled UAV Swarming in Communication Constrained Environments
10:14
Name:
Ms. Katie Donaldson
Company:
Praxis Labs
Topic:
Solar that goes anywhere ‐ ‘Structural Solar’
10:17
Name:
Mr. Glenn Hain
Company:
C‐Coat Australia
Topic:
Coating Applications
10:20
Name:
Mr. Judd McCann
Company:
Ocebile
Topic:
Unmanned Surface Vessels for Defence ‐ McBathy
10:23
Name:
Mr. Peter Padd
Company:
FortifyEdge
Topic:
Resilient Operator Status & Performance utilizing Generative AI at the tactical edge
10:26
Name:
Dr. Scott Robertson
Company:
Post Office Red
Topic:
Apex Predator ‐‐ hidden, persistent, ready combat power.
10:29
Name:
Mr. Paul Zwaan
Company:
Shark Seating
Topic:
Compact suspension model for shock mitigation of platforms, decks and seats
10:32
Name:
Mr. Richard Hebden
Company:
Forward Deployed
Topic:
Lyrebird: A low cost, multi‐use payload for countering UAS
10:35
Name:
Mr. Max Margetson
Company:
Tennent Group
Topic:
Unravelling Maritime Challenges Through the Double Helix Process
10:38
Name:
Ms. Jacky Stickler
Company:
Brassets Group
Topic:
Innovative Biometric Solutions – In Every War Fighters Pocket
10:41
Name:
Mr. Alex Marr
Company:
Benalty Corporation
Topic:
Uniqueness of Hovercraft
10:44
Name:
Dr. Artur Lugmayr
Company:
UXMachines
Topic:
AEROphoria ‐ Aerial Drone Mission Planning and Analytics Software
10:47
Name:
Mr. Allen Stotz
Company:
Gibbs & Cox Australia
Topic:
USV Sensors as a Service ‐ USVSaS
10:50
Name:
Prof. Sarah Zhang
Company:
Western Sydney University
Topic:
Transformative Composites with Enhanced Structure Safety and Protection Capability
10:53
Name:
Ms. Irene Hsieh
Company:
SAPIIENT Advanced Technologies
Topic:
AI‐powered AUS designed to do ship hull inspections anytime, anywhere.
10:56
Name:
Mr. Gabe Alves
Company:
EXTAG
Topic:
How to engage your workforce for better data collection
10:59
Name:
Mr. Henry Hamilton
Company:
MRead
Topic:
Introducing next‐gen explosive detection technology
11:02
Name:
Ms. Rebekah Manley
Company:
Onetide
Topic:
Mission Deck: no‐weld seafastening system for rapid VOO deployment for specialist task operations

The Innovation Pitchfest will take place at Indo Pacific 2023 on Wednesday 8 November from 1000 - 1200 in the Aurecon Theatre, located in Exhibition Hall 1. It is open and free to all Indo Pacific 2023 attendees.


For further information about the Indo Pacific 2023 Innovation Pitchfest please contact:

Mr Craig Butler
Engagement Manager
Defence Science Institute (DSI)
Ph: +61 (0)3 8344 3513
Email: craig.butler@defencescienceinstitute.com