Aviation Innovation Award


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This award is open to any aviation entity on the island of Ireland or a company with a significant business presence on the island of Ireland (for companies not based in Ireland, its activities must have a direct impact on Irish related operations, services and the Irish economy). In the last 18 months, you must have developed or implemented an innovative approach, product or service which has provided either significant: cost, safety, business productivity, technological, environmental or customer benefits. The main point to drive home is how the innovation provided a work-ing solution. It must be developed within the last 18 months and at a stage of development that the organisation is happy to publicise this innovation. Each entity must submit evidence for the size and nature of the organisation where the work is carried out, its principal products/services. Entry is by a 5 A4 page submission; the judges will be looking for clear information, backed up by evidence, that pays particular attention to the criteria listed below.

Entry is by a 5-page A4 PDF submission; the judges will be looking for a clear plan and evidence that it is delivering on core objectives, paying attention to the criteria listed below.

  • Rationale behind innovation: What was the rationale behind this innovation?
  • Innovation as an Improvement: Is the innovation an improvement on existing technology? How much of an improvement?
  • Idea development: How was the idea developed from concept to market fruition or experimental design and completion?
  • Leapfrog technology: We are looking for products or ideas that leapfrog technology and provide simple and elegant solutions to long standing technical or practical problems.
  • Benefits of the research: What are the benefits of the research?
  • Cost effective solutions: Does the initiative bring cost effective solutions to the sector?
  • Impact of the technology/product/process or research: What is the potential impact of the technology/product/process or research to the Aviation Industry worldwide?