Welcome to the AVALON 2021 Innovation Program. This exciting initiative is designed to encourage and reward innovation by Australian companies, research institutions and individuals.
The Innovation Program is driven by the AMDA Foundation’s altruistic purpose: to promote the development of aviation and Australia’s industrial, manufacturing and information/communications technology resources in the fields of aviation, space, aerospace, maritime, defence and security.At AVALON 2021 the Innovation Program will have two main thrusts: the Innovation Awards and the Innovation Pitchfest. Entries for these two events will open in August, so please continue to check this page.
These Awards were launched in 2012 and the AMDA Foundation has now presented $425,000 worth of SME Innovation Awards and Young Innovator Awards.
There will be three Innovation Awards for space, aerospace and aviation innovators:
The SME Innovation Award and Young Innovator Award are worth $15,000 each.
The Judges also have the right to Award a High Commendation to other entries in each category considered strong enough to be a winner or a very close runner-up.
The Pitchfest is a very popular part of the Innovation program at each of our events. ‘Pitchers’ are selected from DST, Industry and the research and academic sector to deliver an elevator pitch to a mixed audience of potential partners, customers and venture capital funding sources.
The pitchers are trained to deliver a succinct and compelling presentation and prizes are awarded in three categories:
For further information please contact:
Executive Manager Innovation and Industry Engagement
AMDA Foundation Limited
PO Box 4095
GEELONG VIC 3220