1. WAITRO Innovation Award 2016
In line with WAITRO´s objective of enabling the development of action-oriented partnerships for sustainable development, the WAITRO Executive Board has created the “WAITRO Innovation Award 2016”. The Award has been created to reward innovations with significant social or economic impact produced with major contribution from the submitting organization. The WAITRO Executive Board will evaluate the submitted proposals, and select the winners with the assistance of some of the Congress keynote speakers. The prize will be awarded during the WAITRO Biennial Congress closing ceremony with wide publicity to WAITRO stakeholders to illustrate RTOs key contribution to innovation.
This award is a competition open to all WAITRO members besides nonmember Research and Technology Organizations (RTOs) but in this last case, with a representative already registered to attend the 23rd WAITRO Biennial Congress & General Assembly, to be held next September, 2016, in Medellin (Colombia).
|1. Social Innovation||2. Business Innovation|
|The original initiatives submitted must demonstrate a new significant contribution to the improvement of the quality of life and well-being of a community by leveraging science and technology||The works submitted must have created a new (for a market or industry) offering (products, services) by leveraging science and technology, which must have already returned value breaking into the market|
|Open for RTOs1, from all around the world, with a successful social innovation in a developing country.||Open for RTOs1, exclusively from developing countries, with a successful business innovation in any market or industry.|
1 All WAITRO members and also non-members but with a representative registered to attend the 23rd WAITRO Congress.
How to participate
Applications must be submitted in the name of a WAITRO member or in the name of a nonmember RTO, but in this last case, with a representative already registered to attend the 23rd WAITRO Biennial Congress, who will be in charge of defending the innovation, if selected as finalist, during the Evaluation Committee scrutiny (Tuesday, September 27th, 2016).
Download Terms of Reference here.
Download Application Form here.