The Defence Innovation Network (DIN) has congratulated the winners of the Pacific 2019 Innovation Pitchfest from last week’s maritime expo.
The winners were as follows:
Best Innovation: Dr David Simpson - University of Melbourne - "The next frontier in chemical sensing: portable NMR"
Best Pitch: Kym Whittaker - GoKymando - "Underwear you can change without going over the feet"
Best Maritime Innovation: Dr Hurmat Ain - Defence Science and Technology Group - "Ship-helicopter Operations Analysis"
The Pitchfest was organised by Industry Defence Security Australia Limited (IDSAL) in partnership with the Defence Science Institute (DSI), Defence Innovation Partnership (DIP), Defence Science Centre (DSC) and the DIN.
The event comprised a series of three-minute "pitches", which was used to demonstrate Australian innovation, research collaboration and development strengths.
"The pitch sessions were an opportunity for DST Group, academia and Industry researchers and innovators to showcase an innovative idea/technology application/product in the early stage of its development (pre-commercialisation) to an audience including primes, OEMs, Defence customers/users, research professionals, venture financiers, and critical/interested peers," a release from DIN said.
For a full list of the "Pitchers" from the event, please click here.