Innovation Pitchfest 2023 was held on Wednessay 1 March as part of the 2023 Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition the largest defence industry event ever held in Australia. It was organised by the Defence Science Institute in partnership with AMDA limited, the Defence Science Centre, Defence Innovation Partnership, Defence Innovation Network, and Queensland Defence Alliance.
20 ‘pitchers’ delivered presentation covered a diverse range of Australian innovations and technologies from training systems and virtual reality to satellite control, laser systems and software solutions to fleet management.
Congratulations to the winners of Innovation Pitchfest 2023:
- Best Innovation – Dr Nigel Greenwood, TheMachineGenes Group for how their lightweight Artificial Intelligence platform is quick to train and can be used to determine engine performance characteristics on very little flight time.
- Best Aerospace Innovation – Mr Henry Bilinsky, MicroTau for its shark-skin style riblet sheeting for aircraft wings to reduce drag and enhance the ability for the aviation industry reduce its carbon footprint.
- Best Pitch – Ms Anne Bettens, Deneb Space for a satellite control system based on reaction motors that is miniaturised, more power efficient and incorporates sensors that allows it to be used for satellite navigation as well as satellite orientation.
Learn more about the 20 pitch topic here.