Innovative Use of Technology
The ANSTO Eureka Prize for Innovative Use of Technology is sponsored by ANSTO.
The ANSTO Eureka Prize for Innovative Use of Technology is awarded to an Australian individual, group or organisation that has used new or existing technology in an innovative way that has significantly improved the outcome of their research.
Technology has the potential to significantly improve our daily lives, increase our standard of living and help solve todays key challenges in energy, health, information and communication, materials and our environment.
The innovative application of technology facilitates new insights and a new way of viewing a problem that can lead to significant scientific breakthroughs.
The ANSTO Eureka Prize for Innovative Use of Technology is rewarding the innovative application of technology in Australia. The prize is not limited to nuclear technology.
ANSTO is at the forefront of applying nuclear technology or techniques to a diverse range of scientific problems including climate change, health, materials engineering and more.
Entries should specifically address how the work entered meets the following judging criteria:
1) Originality and Innovation: The winner will demonstrate an innovative use of technology. A theoretical idea for innovative use of technology is insufficient. The entry must clearly outline what technologies have been used, how they have been used and how this application improved the overall outcome of their research.
2) Public Impact: The winner will be able to demonstrate the actual or potential benefit to the overall research project with as much evidence as possible.
3) Potential for further applications: The winner will be able to demonstrate how this innovative use of technology may influence Australian and global research. How can this application be applied to solve other problems?
This prize is open to individuals, groups or organisations.
Entrants can either enter themselves or be nominated by others. If nominating an entrant, please ensure that they have the opportunity to provide input to the documentation provided in support of their nomination.
For a team entry, the team leader must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident at the time the research entered was undertaken. Members of the team do not have to be Australian residents or citizens, however, they must have resided predominantly in Australia at the time the research/activity entered was undertaken.
For an entry that is not a team, all entrants must be an Australian citizen or resident at the time the work entered was undertaken.
Work entered for this prize must have been undertaken in Australia, no more than three (3) years prior to the closing date for entries.
You must submit an online entry form including all supporting documentation by midnight AEST Friday 4 May 2012 to be eligible for this prize.
Entries with insufficient sets of supporting documentation will not be considered.
Submitted material will not be returned.
Any entries received after midnight AEST Friday 4 May 2012 will not be considered.
Hard-copy applications will not be considered.
The project entered/nominated for this prize may not be entered/nominated for another Australian Museum Eureka Prize.
The deliberations of the judging panel remain confidential. All recommendations and decisions taken are binding and final and no correspondence will be entered into on such matters.
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The winner of the ANSTO Eureka Prize for Innovative Use of Technology is required to use the full title of this Eureka Prize in all public communication.
STEP 1. You must prepare one document that contains the following information:
a. Research Summary: a brief description of the research entered, including objectives and results to date (two page maximum)
b. Judging Criteria: a brief description of how the entrant's activity/research addresses each of the judging criteria (two page maximum)
c. Publication: copy of one publication of the research in an internally respected, externally-refereed scientific journal(s), book(s), equivalent electronic publication(s) or outline planned publication(s) with supporting documentation
d. CV: curriculum vitae of entrant(s) (maximum 2 pages per CV)
e. Assessor Reports: a minimum of one (1) and a maximum of four (4) written reports addressing each of the judging criteria from assessors who are familiar with the entered research (two page maximum per report). NOTE: Judges rely on assessor's reports to provide additional perspective and informed opinion on entries. Therefore, assessors should not be personally or directly involved in the activity entered in this prize.
Supporting documentation can be uploaded in Microsoft Word (.doc) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format.
Step 2. Submit an online entry form by midnight AEST Friday 4 May 2012.
Complete the online entry form which must include your supporting document and submit by midnight AEST Friday 4 May 2012.
If you require further information or help, please call the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes Unit on +61 2 9320 6483 or email email@example.com.