Call for Expression of Interest : Avalon 2023 Innovation PitchFest 


Cutting-edge Australian companies and research centres participating in Avalon 2023 are invited to pitch their new ideas and technologies to the Australian and international community at PitchFest This is your chance to present your new products and R&D projects to an audience of potential customers, research partners and investors.

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), PitchFest will take place on Wednesday 1 March 2023 (10am – 11:30am).

Expressions of Interest Registration

Expressions of Interest are now open for defence, industry, start-ups and Publicly Funded Research Organisations (PFRO) to participate in the Avalon 2023 Pitchfest.  This event will consist of three minute pitches aimed at demonstrating Australian innovation, research collaboration and the development strengths of your idea or research project.  Three minute pitches must demonstrate:

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

Pitches should not be simply a sales pitch and should be able to engage a general audience in a tight three-minute timeframe. PitchFest is a supportive, professional environment and your work should be presented openly with due consideration to protecting your IP. These pitch sessions are an opportunity to showcase an innovative idea/technology application/product in the early stage of its development (pre-commercialisation).  Pitchers are encouraged to take advantage of the fast-paced atmosphere of PitchFest, hook and engage the audience with their presentation. Presentations will be judged by an expert panel with the top three recognised with a custom trophy.   Participants will be offered training in the art of the Three Minute Pitch.

Applications will be open until late January 2023 or until the event is fully subscribed.  Please direct any questions to

Expressions of Interest open on the 28th November and are to be submitted online via the application portal –  HERE

  • Video for recent Winners of Land Forces Pitchfest can be viewed here
  • View the Hype Reel for Avalon 2023 Pitchfest here.