The objective of the ONS Innovation Awards is to promote efforts that support energy transition at all stages of the value chain.
Background – explanatory information for the ones who intend to nominate:
ONS offers a unique opportunity for enterprises to present new solutions to challenges in the energy transition. The ONS Innovation Awards are intended to encourage inventors, operators, entrepreneurs, suppliers and contractors to promote their innovations (technologies, products, services, processes or business models) through this high-profile contest.
- The ONS Innovation Awards address energy transition and includes all forms of energy.
- The innovation should have a place in the Net Zero future.
- The ONS Innovation Awards have two categories: one for large companies and one for small- and medium-sized companies (SME). There will be one winner for each category.
- The nomination should be submitted from the core team or company behind the actual innovation. Clients or collaborating partners should be mentioned as part of the nomination.
General Rules and Criteria for the ONS innovation awards
Innovations accepted for consideration by the jury, and thereby for publication on the ONS web site, should relate to industry requirements as outlined above, and:
- Constitute technologies, products, services, processes or business models and/or applications which are new/recently developed
- be accompanied by enough information about the company behind the innovation so that the innovation can be easily placed in the correct category
- be accompanied by a description of the team behind the innovation
- be accompanied by a concise description of the innovation involved and answer clearly to all the criteria listed
- be written in English and in layman’s terms so that it is understandable to those outside of one’s own field of technology discipline/subject. Some of the jury members are specialists, others are generalists, the descriptions must therefore be easy to understand for all
- be submitted via the internet to the organiser with full documentation at any time up to application deadline
In order to achieve an effective and fair evaluation, the information requested must be submitted strictly in accordance with the specified format, which can be found on the ONS Innovation Awards website. Nominations that do not follow the formal requirements as outlined in the online portal will be rejected.
Jury assessment and evaluation criteria:
The jury will allocate entries to the relevant awards based on the information provided by the applicant. The following criteria will apply when evaluating the entries for both awards:
Level of innovation
- Novelty of innovation involved (in the specific enterprise, in a specific industry or sector, in a national or global market)
- Incremental, disruptive or radical innovation
- added value by the innovation and its likely business benefit to the enterprises involved (e.g. annual sales, new business lines, expanded customer base etc.)
- whether the innovation is a niche product, has possibilities for wider adoption, is a small step or something that can revolutionize the industry.
- any other added value for the society
- Identified local or global market potential and customers.
- whether the innovation is fully developed, has been tested/proven or has reached first commercial sales (reference to the EU TRL (Technology Readiness Levels) scale
- plan for execution/implementation/route to market
- how the innovation reduces or enables environmental impact compared to existing solutions
- how the innovation is in line with the aspirations of the Net Zero future