Three Australian innovators have been named winners of the Land Forces 2021 Innovation Awards, worth some $30,000. Their success was announced by the organiser of Land Forces 2021, AMDA Foundation Limited.
The winners are:
- Land Forces 2021 National Innovation Award: Micro-X (SA)
- Land Forces 2021 Defence SME Innovation Award ($15,000): SPEE3D (Victoria and the NT)
- Land Forces 2021 Young Innovator Award ($15,000): Dr Brodie McDonald (Victoria)
In addition, four Award contenders won a High Commendation:
- Land Forces 2021 National Innovation Award HIGH COMMENDATION: DefendTex (Victoria)
- Land Forces 2021 Defence SME Innovation Award HIGH COMMENDATION: Milspec Manufacturing Pty Limited (New South Wales)
- Land Forces 2021 Young Innovator Award HIGH COMMENDATION: Mr Harry Veivers, DMTC Limited (Queensland); and Mr Mackay Whight, Cyborg Dynamics Engineering (Queensland)
The Land Forces 2021 Innovation Awards attracted a record 45 entries from Australian companies and young researchers. The Awards will be presented at 10.45 on Thursday 3 June, during the Innovation and Technology for the Future Force Conference at LAND FORCES 2021 venue, at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC).
Short videos of the three winners are viewable on the Land Forces 2021 web site – https://www.landforces.com.au/innovation/awards.asp
“Our Innovation Awards are designed to recognise and reward the innovativeness and achievements of innovative Australian companies and individuals. They’re still the only Awards of their kind and have become increasingly prestigious,” said LAND FORCES 2021 CEO Mr Ian Honnery.
The Innovation Awards were created by AMDA Foundation Limited and presented for the first time at the 2013 AVALON Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition. Since then, some $395,000-worth of SME Innovation Grants and Young Innovator Awards have been presented. Today that total climbs to $425,000.
In addition, the winners of the SME Innovation Award and Young Innovator Award will be presented with a cheque for $15,000 each. “These monetary Awards are designed as rewards for their efforts and as a financial contribution to further innovation and the development of professional skills,” said Mr Honnery.