CIOB International Innovation & Research Awards 2014 open for entries

The Chartered Institute of Building has opened up its annual International Innovation & Research (I & R) Awards. The Awards, which have been running for over 10 years, celebrate achievement across the built environment, from academic research to industry innovation.

Dr. Chung-Chin Kao, Innovation and Research Manager at the CIOB, said: “The I & R Awards are open to people at all stages of their career and this year’s competition is set to bigger and better than ever before, with cash prizes of up to £2,000. We received over 200 submissions from 24 different countries for last year’s Awards highlighting the importance of innovation and research on an international scale. The Awards are thus in place to symbolise and reward those at the forefront for carrying out, and actively, promoting research and innovation.”

The I & R Awards 2014 have six award categories:

1.      Undergraduate Dissertation Award

The Undergraduate Dissertation Award is for outstanding dissertation research undertaken by students on undergraduate courses in a built environment-related discipline. The Award aims to promote the importance of research skills in enabling students to become competent practitioners.

2.     Masters Dissertation Award

The Masters Dissertation Award is for outstanding research undertaken by students on taught postgraduate courses. The Award aims to promote the importance of advanced research skills in enabling students to pursue specialised careers.

3.     Research Paper Award

The Research Paper Award is in recognition of the importance of published research papers in developing and disseminating knowledge for the benefit of current and future practice. The Award aims to celebrate individual excellence in research.

4.     Innovation Achiever’s Award

The Innovation Achiever’s Award recognises outstanding industry-based innovation that has improved upon – or extended beyond – current expectations of best practice. The Award aims to celebrate individual excellence in innovation.

5.     Digital Innovation Award

The Digital Innovation Award aims to recognise the most innovative and forward thinking use of digital technologies in the design, construction or operation of the built environment.

6.     Innovation in Education and Training Award

The Innovation in Education and Training Award recognises outstanding contribution to education and training in the built environment. It is open to academics and/or practitioners who have improved upon – or extended beyond – current expectations of best practice in education and training.

The closing date for the Awards is Friday 3 October 2014 for all categories except the Masters Dissertation Award, which closes on Friday 21 November 2014.

For more information about the I & R Awards, and to enter, please visit http://iandrawards.ciob.org.
 



NOTES TO EDITORS

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