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Winners of Innovation PitchFest 2022

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Winners of Innovation PitchFest 2022


Congratulations to the winners of Innovation Pitchfest 2022:

  • Best Presenter – Mr Mat Brown – Starboard Maritime Intelligence
    • Devious deviations: Real time automated identification of suspicious vessels.
  • Best Overall Innovation – Mr Graeme Speak – BankVault
    • Invisible Passwordless Authentication
  • Best Maritime Innovation – Prof Sarah Zhang – Western Sydney University
    • High performance adhesive materials using innovative nanotechnology for defence infrastructure safety and resilience

Innovation Pitchfest 2022 was held Thursday 12 May as part of the Indo-Pacific International Maritime Exposition in Sydney.  Organised by DSI with AMDA Foundation and our ADSUN partners in SA, WA, NSW and Queensland, the event saw a welcome return to in-person presentations and our first New Zealand participants, who stole the show.

Nineteen three-minute pitches were made to a capacity audience, demonstrating Australasian innovation, R&D and collaboration at its finest.

Thank you to all the participants and to our panel of judges who had a very difficult task:

  • Commodore Greg Yorke CSC RAN
  • Commodore Rachel Durbin, Director-General Navy-Engineering
  • Mr John O’Callaghan, Victorian Defence Advocate
  • Dr Clint Novotny, Science Director, US Office of Naval Research
  • Assoc. Prof  Claire Davis, DSI Associate Director, DSI
  • Mr Geoff Thomas, Axant Corporate Advisory

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