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Innovation Pitchfest

Defence Science Institute
Defence Innovation Partnership
Defence Innovation Network
Tuesday 4 September to Wednesday 5 September
1400 - 1600
This event is open and complimentary to LAND FORCES 2018 trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates. Click here to register and make your expression of interest to attend (please note that your expression of interest does not guarantee you a place; Numbers at the LAND FORCES 2018 complimentary conferences are limited and spaces are not guaranteed. Attendance is subject to availability and is on a first come, first served basis).
Theatrette, Exhibition Floor, Hall 4, Adelaide Convention Centre


Innovation Showcase @ the Land Forces 2018 Exposition
Expressions of Interest Registration

Expressions of Interest are invited from Industry, Start-Ups and Publicly Funded Research Organisations (PFRO) to participate in an Innovation Showcase as part of the LAND FORCES 2018 Exposition to be held in Adelaide (4 - 6 September 2018). This event is comprised of a series of short “pitches” aimed at demonstrating Australian innovation, research collaboration and development strengths.

A maximum of 30 pitches will be selected from applicants with the pitch session being repeated on each of the first two event days (4 & 5 September) nominally between 2pm and 4pm. Representatives from the Defence Science and Technology Group will be included in this group. Preference will be given to those applicants’ pitches which align with the land operating environment theme of the event and demonstrate innovation in their technology.

Participants in the three minute pitches must demonstrate:

  • Uniqueness and novelty (i.e. the innovation).
  • Application or end goal of the innovation.
  • Where future collaboration may be of benefit (and from whom).
  • Can be openly presented without fear of IP theft.
  • Can be explained in an engaging manner to a general audience in 3 minutes.
  • Avoid being seen simply as a sales pitch.

The pitch sessions are to be seen as an opportunity to showcase an innovative idea/technology application/product in in early stage of its development (pre-commercialisation) to an audience including Primes, OEMs, Defence customers/users, research professionals, venture financiers and critical/interested peers. In providing this forum during the Land Forces 2018 Trade Days participants can take advantage of an advertised event in a prominent area of the indoor exhibition, utilising a fast paced and engaging presentation approach to ensure audience attention for the entire duration of their presentation. The final day of pitches will conclude with judging to award the "Best pitch", "Best Innovation" and "Land Force Benefit". Participants will be offered training, free of charge (excepting travel), in the art of the “Three Minute Pitch” (locations yet to determined).

The Innovation Showcase is a collaborative event supported by Industry Defence and Security Australia (the event organisers), Defence Science Institute (Vic), Defence Innovation Partnerships (SA) and Defence Innovation Network (NSW).

Please submit Expressions of Interest containing topic, one paragraph summary of your innovation and contact details to email address:

Deadline for Submissions: 31 July 2018