Call for Expressions of Interest:

Land Forces 2022 Innovation PitchFest

 

Cutting-edge Australian companies and research centres participating at Land Forces 2022 are invited to pitch their innovative ideas and technologies to the Australian and international community at the LF2022 Innovation PitchFest.   This is your chance to present your new products and R&D projects to an audience of potential customers, research partners and investors.

Organized 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 Thursday 6 October as part of the Exposition’s innovation program.

 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 Land Forces 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. This training is provided free of charge (excluding travel), with the location to be determined, may be held fully on-line or in a mixed environment.

Present at PitchFest will be the Australian Army’s Future Warfare Branch who are particularly looking for pitches that address the challenges below.  Ideas which speak to these topics will be given priority:

  1. Current events are highlighting that the proliferation of multispectral sensing means that the battlespace of the future will be highly populated with sensing, making it increasingly hard to remain undetected. How does the Army of the future avoid detection across the full range of detection means.
  2. Information and Influence. The Army has a particular interest in being able to disseminate information to a diverse and disparate set of audiences in support of ADF operations – our region is home to a broad range of cultural groups, separated by mountains, vegetation, water and technological divides. How can 21st Century technology and innovation be employed to increase the efficiency and efficacy of information dissemination?
  3. Deployable Biometrics. The explosion of bio measuring devices presents both and opportunity and risk. How does Army leverage this opportunity and guard against the risks in the battlefield of the future?

 

Applications will open on 1st August 2022 until the end of that month or until the event is fully subscribed.

Promotional video for recent Indo-Pacific Pitchfest can be viewed here- https://vimeo.com/724668186

Please direct any questions to LF2022@defencescienceinstitute.com

Expressions of Interest are to be submitted online via the application portal at https://bit.ly/3cGTPjw