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Awards

The IDTechEx Awards recognize company development and success. All companies operating within these technologies are welcome to apply. The winners will be announced during the conference keynote session on the morning of 28 April.

Best New Wearable Technology Device

This will be awarded to the entrant that the judges decide as having developed the most useful and/or innovative wearable technology device. The device should be relatively new (launched within the last 12 months).

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Best New Material or Component Development

This award will recognize the most significant development of a material or component which will have a large effect on enabling wearable technology devices, overcoming prior limitations of wearable technology devices.

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Best Development in 3D Printing Equipment

This award will recognize an achievement in 3D printing equipment - such as speed, volume, printer cost - that is innovative.

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Best Development in Materials for 3D Printing

This will be awarded to the company that has made the biggest progress with developing a material for 3D printing.

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Most Successful Application of 3D Printing

There are so many new possibilities enabled by 3D printing. This will award the entrant that shows the most innovative and useful purpose of 3D printing.

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Best Technical Development within Energy Harvesting and Storage

This award will be given to a company that has launched a new product based on Energy Harvesting (in the last 24 months, April 2013 - April 2015) and is in the process of bringing it to market. The category will be assessed on the technical development of the product, its potential market, and benefits it brings over alternatives.

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Best IoT Technology Development

Entrants should have made a significant development in improving and enabling IoT, either hardware, software or system based. The judges will look at the merits of all entrants to judge which has the most significant impact on moving forward the application of IoT.

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Best Application of IoT

This award will be given to the entrant who has successfully used IoT to solve a problem or generate significant value for the user. The judges will be looking for a complete implementation with details of the payback that was achieved.

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Technical Development Manufacturing Award

This award will be given to the most significant development of a manufacturing device, process or production plant in the industry over the last 24 months. Manufacturing developments optimize the process of lab-scale or mass-scale production by improving productivity, quality, reliability, uniformity, or scale.

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Technical Development Materials Award

This award will be given to the most significant technical development over the last 24 months in the field of material development. A material is defined as any consumable used in the manufacturing of a printed electronic device, for example substrates and fluids/inks.

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Best Academic R&D Award

This award will be given to an academic research organisation that has made a significant contribution over the past 24 months to the understanding of the principles and accrued knowledge behind printed electronics.

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Product Development Award

This award will be given to a company who has launched a new integrated product based on printed electronics and is in the process of bringing it to market. The category will be assessed on the technical development of the product, its potential market, and benefits it brings over alternatives. For this award, a product is defined as two or more materials integrated through a manufacturing process. Commercial success is not a criterion for this award. Judges will focus on the innovation of the product development.

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Best Commercialisation Award

This is the award given to an actual commercial success with an end product using printed electronics. Judges will look for success in terms of products sold and revenues generated, as well as impact on the marketplace and society at large. Mass scale deployment is an important consideration for this award.

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Best Poster

This award will be judged at the show and all organisations displaying a poster in the exhibition will be entered for this award.
This award will be given to the company or academic organisation for the most promising advances in this technology area. The category will be assessed on the technical development of the work, its potential for market entry, and the benefits it brings to the body of work in the given area.

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Award submission


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How to enter

  • Name of organization
  • Award(s) applying for
  • Title of project
  • Approximate 200 word summary of project
  • Approximate 500 word explanation of why you should win the award with suitable evidence
  • Please provide a contact for publicity purposes
  • Please provide a contact for the project
  • Judges may request further information on your submission
  • Submissions should not contain confidential data
  • Companies that apply will not be named
  • The winners will be announced on Wednesday, November 18

Closing date - 18 March 2016