Indo Pacific 2022 press release
Their success was announced last week at a special online event hosted by the organiser of INDO PACIFIC 2022, AMDA Foundation Limited.
The winners include a Tasmanian SME that has developed a new fire-resistant non-combustible insulation wall panel for ships that increases protection and reduces weight; a Victorian SME that has developed the world’s first optical radar and built this into a pod that can be carried by a manned or unmanned aircraft or helicopter; and a young researcher in Perth who has led the development of a lightweight, containerised command, control and communications system for offshore exploration.
The winners over three categories were announced as part of the event:
- Indo Pacific 2022 National Innovation Award: CBG SYSTEMS (TAS)
- Indo Pacific 2022 SME Innovation Award ($15,000): Sentient Vision Systems (VIC))
- Indo Pacific 2022 Young Innovator Award ($15,000): Mr Alex Murphy (WA)
In addition, four Award contenders won a High Commendation:
- Indo Pacific 2022 National Innovation Award HIGH COMMENDATION: DMTC Limited (VIC)
- Indo Pacific 2022 SME Innovation Award HIGH COMMENDATION: Pivot Maritime International (TAS)
- Indo Pacific 2022 SME Innovation Award HIGH COMMENDATION: UAM TEC Pty Limited (VIC)
- Indo Pacific 2022 Young Innovator Award HIGH COMMENDATION: Mr Matthew Harrison, UAM TEC Pty Limited (VIC)
NATIONAL INNOVATION AWARD WINNER: CBG Systems (Tas)
CEO Javier Herbon presents a Rapid Access Composite Plus (RAC Plus) fire-resistant, lightweight insulation panel for ships.
A Tasmanian small business, CBG Systems undertaking a collaboration with CSIRO has led to the development of a new fully non-combustible, non-intumescent, lightweight, fire-resistant insulation panel, the first of its kind in the marine industry.
SME INNOVATION AWARD WINNER: Sentient Vision Systems (Vic)
Mark Palmer from Sentient Vision Systems presents its ViDAR VMS Optical Radar Pod for crewed aircraft and helicopters.
Sentient explains the ViDAR VMS pod evolved from the original ViDAR software solutions, by combining the AI software with an optimised hardware pod, to provide a complete solution with unmatched search and detection performance.
YOUNG INNOVATOR AWARD WINNER:
Mr Alex Murphy, Fugro Australia Maritime (WA)
Alex Murphy is a Systems Integration Engineer at Fugro Australia Marine who plays a pivotal role within the Remote Operations Team.
Alex’s ability to have a clear vision of the project objectives, solution orientated adaptive problem-solving skills, and ability to deliver outcomes under pressure, within crucial deadlines has been instrumental in the evolution of Fugro’s remote operations capabilities.
The Innovation Awards were created by AMDA Foundation Limited and presented for the first time nine years ago at the AVALON Australian International Airshow in 2013. Since then, $455,000 worth of Innovation Grants and Awards have been presented.
“Our Innovation Awards are designed to recognise and reward the innovativeness and achievements of innovative Australian companies and individuals,” said INDO PACIFIC 2022 CEO Mr Justin Giddings.
“The quality of the entries received this year are a reflection of both the excellence and ambition of Australian companies serving the country’s defence market.”
The cash awards presented as part of the Innovation Awards program are an extension of the AMDA Foundation Limited’s charter which is to promote the development of Australia’s industry capacity in the fields of aerospace, defence, maritime and IT.
“These monetary Awards are designed as rewards for their efforts and a small financial contribution to further innovation and the development of professional skills,” said Mr Giddings.
“That the awards have been won by such high-quality candidates speaks for the growing depth and capability of Australia’s growing industry and defence innovation eco-system.”
The Innovation Awards, sponsored by Kyndryl, will be presented on Tuesday 10 May 0930-1130, in the Port Theatrette on the exhibition floor at INDO PACIFIC 2022, International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney.