Networking Opportunities

Grow Your Network

Take advantage of DSI’s diverse team of multi-disciplinary individuals and great network connections to expand your links across industry, academia and Defence. We run a number of events that bring together people of different research and development backgrounds looking to achieve a mutual outcome.

Expressions of interest for Avalon 2023 Pitchfest are to be submitted online visit this link for more information.

  • Video for recent Winners of Land Forces Pitchfest can be viewed here

  • View the Hype Reel for Avalon 2023 Pitchfest here. 


Join Us At Innovation Pitchfest

Our flagship networking event is Innovation PitchFest which runs at the major Defence and national Security expos.

Innovation PitchFest is an exciting, dynamic and stimulating event. Be inspired by the bright ideas of some of Australia’s rising talents in science and technology or pitch your own Next Big Thing. PitchFest is the perfect opportunity to meet like-minded people, find collaborators or investors, or come across that one big idea that will change everything.

Register Your Interest

If you have a bright idea relevant to the defence and national security sector, register your interest to present at the next Innovation PitchFest event. Talk to us – you may be surprised at what is of interest to Defence. Successful applicants receive comprehensive training and coaching in the lead up to the event to help maximise the impact of your pitch.

PitchFest is part of the official program of the three major Defence events: