Aviation R&D Award


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Open to any business or academic institution involved in aviation related R&D activities on the island of Ireland. In the last 18 months, they must have started or contributed to a significant R&D development in relation to the aviation sector. Each company must submit evidence for the size and nature of the organisation. The company must have a track record of innovation and they must demonstrate the degree of innovation in research and their commercial potential. 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.

  • Research Programme Outline: Outline your research programme and how you have achieved it.
  • Significant Milestones: Detail significant milestones achieved. What is the impact of the research to current developments in your field?
  • Originality of the research/ work: Originality of the research/ work carried out in the organisation. How does your work compare to everybody else’s? How competitive is your research?
  • Publications and/or Patents/ or Software: Quality of publications and/or patents/ or software
  • Societal Significance of the Work: What is the societal significance of the work? It is something that will benefit passengers for the better?
  • Professional Standing and accreditation: What are the qualifications of the organisation or accreditations achieved by the company?