All exhibiting companies at EnergyDecentral can enter the awards competition and submit their innovations which will be examined and discussed in depth by an independent commission. The decision on whether a product is worthy of the EnergyDecentral Innovation Award is taken by simple majority vote. The prize will then be awarded at a ceremony on the eve of EnergyDecentral.
EnergyDecentral Innovation Award in gold
A EnergyDecentral Innovation Gold Award is conferred on a product that presents a new concept and a changed functionality and the application of which gives rise to a new process or marks a substantial improvement to an existing process. The following criteria are critical for a product to earn a gold medal:
EnergyDecentral Innovation Award in silver
A EnergyDecentral innovation Silver Award is conferred on an innovation that has been enhanced to such an extent that a substantial improvement in its function and process can be expected from it. At the same time, it need not meet all the criteria applicable for a EnergyDecentral Innovation Gold Award. The following criteria apply for a Silver Medal:
The EnergyDecentral Innovations Committee is a panel of independent scientists, researchers and consultants.The members on the committee guarantee that their decisions are unbiased and based on profound expert knowledge. All innovations submitted in time and before the closing date will be assessed to the same strict criteria for eligibility for the EnergyDecentral Innovation Award in gold or silver.
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