The Metef 2010 Innovation Award is intended to valorise the innovative content proposed by the exhibiting companies in the different areas of interest at the 2010 edition of the exhibition. The innovative content proposed will be evaluated based on the degree of originality and innovation, the performance features and the competitive advantages that they are able to offer, favouring in particular the aspects of energy savings, eco-sustainability and safeguarding of resources contained in the proposals, as well as connections with universities and institutes of technology transfer. During the evaluation phase the access to national and communitarian public funds for the innovation will also be valued.
The award, with its international nature, intends to give a prize for the best examples of innovation regarding new products, the production, transformation, machining and use of metal products or components, realized in each of the following sections:
• machinery and plants
• technologies and processes
• products, components, systems
Prototypes will also be taken into consideration.
Conditions of participation
Participation is open to all the Italian and foreign companies exhibiting at Metef-Foundeq, that intend to present their innovative contents in the various spheres taken into consideration by the sections in which the awards are subdivided. Participation in the contest is free.
Jury and assignment of the award
A Jury will award, at its own discretion, the innovation award for the individual sections foreseen. The Jury will also be able to give special mention to one or more companies, not winners, but deserving of recognition for the attention given to innovation.
The Metef 2010 Innovation Award will be granted for each individual section foreseen and will consist of a plaque and a certificate. The innovative content, technical or not, of the prizewinning companies and those with special mention will be circulated by means of a series of communications initiatives aimed to assure widespread media attention in Italy and abroad. In particular, the Innovation Award will be given broad emphasis in the international publication AL – Alluminio e Leghe (Aluminium and Alloys) and the aluplanet.com and alu-scout.com portals.
The award ceremony for the winning companies will be held during Metef-Foundeq 2010, on 15 April during the gala evening at the Garda Exhibition Centre of Brescia (Montichiari), Italy.
How to participate
To participate in the Innovation Award contest send the following items to the Secretariat of Metef 2010 Innovation Award c/o Edimet Spa, Via Brescia, 117 – 25018 Montichiari –Brescia - Italia (tel. +39.030.9981045, fax +39.030.9981055, e-mail premioinnovazione(at)metef.com before 15 January 2010:
• admission application, in a sealed envelope (attachment A);
• brief description of the proposed innovative content (attachment B);
• technical and iconographic supporting documentation (construction designs, images, technical specifications, descriptive plans, lay-out, descriptive technical publications, patents, etc.).
• Documentation related to any existing request for access to national and communitarian public funds for the innovation.
The rules of participation and the relevant attachments are available and downloadable online at
Innovation Award section on www.metef.com.
Terms and procedure
• Registration begins: 30 June 2009
• Final deadline to present the admission application and documentation: 15 January 2010;
• Selection of the Award by the Jury: 15 February 2010
• Awarding of prizes: 15 April 2010.