Smart Australian companies and research centres participating in CIVSEC 2018 will get the opportunity to sell their new ideas, technologies and products to the global and regional civil security community.

Part of the CIVSEC 2018 program is the Innovation, Science & Technology Conference for National Security. A unique feature of this conference is the CIVSEC 2018 Pitchfest.

Scientists and researchers associated with the National Security Science & Technology Centre (NSSTC) and Australian universities, research agencies and security technology companies will showcase their work to potential partners and customers at the CIVSEC 2018 Pitchfest.

Organised by Industry Defence and Security Australia Limited in conjunction with the NSSTC, the Pitchfest will be held on Tuesday 1 and Wednesday 2 May in the Innovation Theatrette in the main Exhibition Hall.

The organisers of the Pitchfest will call for Expressions for Interest from potential 'pitchers' shortly.

The CIVSEC 2018 Pitchfest will see some 30 Australian innovators from Government, universities and companies and organisations specialising in security technology and humanitarian operations each deliver a 3-minute 'pitch' in rapid succession to an audience of potential government agency, industry and research partners, customers and funding sources.

A panel of judges will award prizes for the Best Innovation and Best Presenter. These will be presented as part of the CIVSEC 2018 Innovation Awards ceremony, also to be held in the Innovation Theatrette. The Awards will be presented by the Chairman of IDSAL, Vice Admiral Chris Ritchie AO (retired).

The CIVSEC 2018 Pitchfest is open to all Exhibitors, Trade Visitors and Conference Delegates.

For further information on the CIVSEC 2018 Pitchfest please email