ENGINEERING INNOVATION AWARD
A breathtakingly clever engineering project or product that has solved an age-old problem or shifted from the ‘always done this way’ mentality.
To be envied
A design and development process that shows investigation, discovery, and inventiveness.
Lateral thinking and problem solving – a solution to an identified need or problem, or a new benefit or advantage over existing alternatives.
Demonstrated value to the environment or society in which the project exists.
Inspiration for future innovators – how has the innovation been made available to the public, and how does it contribute to engineering knowledge?
Entries are open to individuals, teams, firms or other groups
Projects or products eligible
Work substantially completed in New Zealand, by engineers who are New Zealand citizens or permanent residents
May include work by non-engineers
Work substantially completed between November 2018 and November 2020
Do not have to be Engineering New Zealand members
Vision – conception
Opportunity/challenge – need/desire, differentiation and advantage
Design/delivery – development, differentiation, cost and how it’s solved the problem or created a step change
Impact – achievement, sustainability, social responsibility, and potential