The Irish Times Innovation Awards 2017
The Irish Times Innovation Awards showcase and reward excellence in innovation across a range of groundbreaking products and services.
Innovation can be complex but entry to the Innovation Awards is easy. Entries should be based on an operational, service or product innovation introduced into the target market in the period between January 1st, 2016 and December 1st, 2016. The innovation may be business and/or customer and/or society focused, and its impact should be proven and measurable in qualitative and quantitative terms. There is no fee to enter. The rest is up to you!
1. Register your interest
To register for the competition, you need to provide us with some information about your organisation to ensure you are eligible. Once you have registered, you will be able to download your application form and a PDF document containing Terms & Conditions and Guidance Notes Registration opened Monday, Thursday 16th February 2017. Click here to Register now.
2. Join our network
By following us on Twitter @ITInnovationmag, you can keep up to date with any Innovation news and get hints and tips from our experts. Feel free to start a conversation with us using the hashtag #innovationawards.
3. Submit your application form
Once complete, you can email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than 5.00pm on Monday, 20th April, 2017. Once we receive your completed application, we will put your organisation name on our website. We will also include a link to your website. If you do not want your organisation name and web address to be listed on the website, please notify us on the section included on the application form.
4. Selection process
After the closing date at 5pm on Thursday, 20th April, 2017, all applications will pass through an initial screening process. They will then be read and marked by leading industry experts before the short-listed organisations are announced around the last week in May 2017.
5. Final judging process
At the beginning of June 2017, short-listed organisations will be invited to present their innovation to our final judging panel. Further information on the timing for the day will be provided in due course.
6. Awards ceremony
Following the presentation day, one winner will be selected from each of the eight categories together with an overall Innovation of the Year. All winners will be announced at the closing ceremony held in Dublin in October 2017.
The closing date for receipt of your completed application is 5.00pm on Monday, 20th April, 2017.