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Quality Innovation Awards

What is the Quality Innovation Award?

The Quality Innovation Award is an annual, international competition that enables innovators to

– get professional assessment for their innovation
– benchmark their innovation against others
– increase the visibility of their innovation

All together this helps to increase the competiveness of each participating country.


Why should I participate in this competition?

This competition enables you to:

– benchmark your innovation at the national and international level
– receive professional feedback from an independent body

Benefits of participating in this competition include:

– raising public awareness of your innovation
– help opening new markets
– motivate to increase the innovativeness in your organisation
– national and international recognition


What is a Quality Innovation?

A quality innovation is an innovation that

– has novelty value and is timely
– is practical and can be utilized
– has been developed in a systematic way
– corresponds to stakeholder’s current and future needs
– has improved technical, social or commercial performance

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Utilise your innovation!

Any innovation or idea can participate in the competition. Participation is easy and is done by filling in a simple submission form. All applications are processed confidentially and only the winning innovations are published. The winners receive international visibility for their innovation.

Participating increases the level of innovation activity in staff and helps in developing new ideas and innovations. Every participant receives a short written feedback of their innovation, which further helps refine it.

Award categories 2018

Category Description
Potential innovations For all innovations that are “still on paper” and have not been tested in the market yet
Responsible & renewable innovations For innovations that have a clear environmental focus
Social and health care sector inovations For innovations in the social and health care sector
Education sector innovations For innovations in the education sector
Public services innovations For innovations in the public / municipal service sector
Business innovations (Micro & startup companies) For companies with turnover less than 2 million EUR and less than 10 employees
Business innovations (Small and Medium Sizes Enterprises) For companies with turnover less than 50 million EUR and less than 250 employees
Business innovations (Large companies) For companies with turnover more than 50 million EUR and/or more than 250 employees

Which category am I supposed to participate in?

If your innovations fits into multiple different categories, simply choose the one that is closest to the top of the list.

What types of innovations can participate?

The competition is open to all types of innovations, such as product innovations, process innovations, potential innovations, networking innovations, brand innovations, customer engagement innovations and responsible innovations. What were looking for basically is something new and timely that has been developed systematically and that can produce or has produced excellent results.