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AVALON 2019

INNOVATION

AVALON 2019 INNOVATION AWARDS

Applications for the AVALON 2019 Innovation Awards are now open.
Closing Date is 30 November 2018

The AVALON 2019 Innovation Awards recognise and reward innovation by Australian individuals and organisations at the forefront of innovation in aviation, aerospace, defence and space products, services and business processes.

The Chairman of Aerospace Australia Limited will present the Awards during the Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition 2019 at Avalon International Airport.

There are six awards in all, for aerospace and aviation innovators. Defence innovators will be eligible for the:

  • AVALON 2019 National Defence Innovation Award
  • AVALON 2019 Defence SME Innovation Grant
  • AVALON 2019 Young Innovator Scholarship for Defence Industry


Non-defence companies and individuals will be eligible for the:

  • AVALON 2019 National Civil Innovation Award
  • AVALON 2019 Civil SME Innovation Grant
  • AVALON 2019 Young Innovator Scholarship for Civil Industry


Both the SME Innovation Grants and Young Innovator Awards are worth $15,000 each

In addition, entries are also particularly welcome from both defence and non-defence organisations in the following categories, in which the judges, at their discretion, may present additional prizes:

  • Space Operations and Technology – anything relating to space technology and operations, from launchers and payloads to ground stations and control systems
  • Autonomous and Unmanned Systems and ISR – anything from hand-held to HALE UAVs, Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance equipment and payloads, advanced ground stations, autonomous systems and robotic ground vehicles
  • Training - anything from elementary flight training through vocational training of LAMEs and air traffic controllers, to professional engineering training and education
  • Aeronautics – anything relating to aircraft, helicopter and missile Structures, Propulsion, Role Equipment and Flight Control, including Counter-Drone Technologies


The awards are open to Australian companies or the Australian subsidiaries of overseas parent companies, and the innovation could be anything from a new product or service to a new approach to business. Young innovators may be engineers, managers or early-career researchers working in industry, academia or a specialist research centre.

Entries will be judged on their understanding of the user needs and the originality of the innovation.

AVALON 2019 will be held at Avalon Airport, Melbourne, from 26 February to 3 March 2019. The Innovation Award nominees and winners will enjoy the attention of senior leaders and practitioners from the Australian and international defence and industry communities as well as specialist media attending AVALON 2019.

TO ENTER:
Either download the Eligibility Criteria as a PDF file and the Defence or Civil Entry Form as a MS Word file for the relevant Award, or study the Eligibility Criteria and complete the application on-line. Please read the Eligibility Criteria and the Guidance to Entrants carefully.

Guidance to Entrants

DEFENCE

AVALON 2019 National Defence Innovation Award

VIEW ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA >

Fill in the entry form online:
ONLINE FORM >

Download:
ENTRY FORM >

AVALON 2019 Defence SME Innovation Grant

VIEW ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA >

Fill in the entry form online:
ONLINE FORM >

Download:
ENTRY FORM >

AVALON 2019 Young Innovator Scholarship for Defence Industry

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Fill in the entry form online:
ONLINE FORM >

Download:
ENTRY FORM >

CIVIL

AVALON 2019 National CIVIL Innovation Award

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Fill in the entry form online:
ONLINE FORM >

Download:
ENTRY FORM >

AVALON 2019 CIVIL SME Innovation Grant

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Fill in the entry form online:
ONLINE FORM >

Download:
ENTRY FORM >

AVALON 2019 Young Innovator Scholarship for CIVIL Industry

VIEW ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA >

Fill in the entry form online:
ONLINE FORM >

Download:
ENTRY FORM >

For further information please contact:

Gregor Ferguson
Executive Manager, Industry development
Aerospace Australia Ltd
PO Box 4095
GEELONG VIC 3220

Tel: 03 5282 0550
Fax: 03 5282 4455
Email: gferguson@amda.com.au