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Nominations open for European Geothermal Innovation Award 2016

European Geothermal Innovation Award
Alexander Richter 7 Dec 2015

Nominations are open for the European Geothermal Innovation Award by the European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC) until December 31, 2015. The winners will be announced February 25, 2016 at the GeoTHERM trade show and conference in Offenburg, Germany.

Established by the European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC), the European Geothermal Innovation Award is given to companies which have made an outstanding contribution towards the field of geothermal energy in the form of innovative products, scientific research or project initiatives.

The winner will be announced on February 25, 2016 at the GeoTHERM Offenburg, an annual geothermal trade show and conference in Offenburg, Germany.

A jury of five assesses submissions on grounds of originality, innovation, reliability, reduction of emissions and improvements in energy output.

At the end of January 2016, a five shortlisted candidates will be announced as endorsed nominations, with the overall winner announced during the award ceremony at GeoTHERM on February 25.

Endorsed nominations and the award winner will be recognised for their outstanding work and impact on a growing and dynamic industry. The award will be an opportunity for industry peers to acknowledge excellence, and for the most exciting ideas to be widely publicised.

Following the presentation of the award at GeoTHERM, the winner will receive

  • a half page profile in the EGEC newsletter
  • a profile on the EGEC website
  • press coverage
  • the opportunity to present the idea at an EGEC event
  • the right to use the award logo on their publications.

The European Geothermal Innovation Award 2016 is an initiative from The European Geothermal Energy Council in collaboration with Messe Offenburg, organisers of the GeoTHERM fair and congress.

The 2016 Jury will be announced soon.

Timeline

  • 9th November Nominations Open
  • 31st December Closing date for nominations
  • Mid-January 2015 Five shortlisted candidates will be announced as ‘endorsed nominations’
  • 25 February 2015 overall winner announced during the award ceremony at GeoTHERM.

Self-nomination is possible, and unsuccessful applications will be eligible for nomination at future awards.Instructions

If you would like to make a nomination please read the competition rules and send your nomination, including a statement (max. 500 words) explaining the work of the organisation and why it should be considered for the award, to the EGEC secretariat at egia@egec.org