Congratulations to the Australian innovators that have been awarded as winners and highly commended in the AVALON 2023 Innovation Awards, this year worth $100,000.
In a first for AVALON, both the National and the SME Innovation Awards were won by the same company, Melbourne-based 1MILLIKELVIN Pty Limited and the Young Innovator Award was presented to a young engineer from BAE Systems Australia in Melbourne, Mr Callum Rohweder.
1MILLIKELVIN's dual awarding was in recognition of their revolutionary stress imaging technology, which was developed in collaboration with the Defence Science and Technology Group.
“We are thrilled to be recognized for our hard work,” said Kheang Khauv, Managing Director of 1MILLIKELVIN. “This is a big win for us, and it re-affirms our commitment to a really good idea. We could not have achieved this without collaboration and support from the Defence Science and Technology Group, Outerspace Design, RMIT, the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre, and the Defence Science Institute.”
Callum was presented the Young Innovator Award for his work at BAE Systems Australia Pty Limited which is providing integral support to the development of MQ-28A Ghost Bat program with a highly complex vehicle management solution.
The AVALON 2023 Innovation Awards recognise and reward innovation by Australian individuals and organisations at the forefront of defence innovation in products, services and business processes in the space, aerospace and aviation domain.
The AVALON 2023 Innovation Awards Winners and Highly Commended entries were announced at an onsite presentation ceremony on Tuesday 28 February.
For more information: Find out more about all the 2023 winners and highly commended entries