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Innovators in the aviation, space and aerospace domains have until 30 November to nominate for the Avalon 2019 Innovation Awards. The awards recognise innovation by Australian individuals and organisations at the forefront of innovation in these domains.

There are six awards for aerospace and aviation innovators, including SME innovation grants and young innovator scholarships worth $15,000 each.

Young innovators may be engineers, managers or early-career researchers working in industry, academia or a specialist research centre. In addition, discretionary awards may be presented in the areas of space operations and technology, autonomous and unmanned systems, training and aeronautics.

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

The awards will be presented at the Australian International Airshow and Aerospace and Defence Exposition in February–March 2019.