Innovative Use of Technology (Eureka Prizes)

The Eureka Prize for Innovative Use of Technology is sponsored by ANSTO. 

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The ANSTO Eureka Prize for Innovative Use of Technology is awarded to an Australian individual, group or organisation who has used new or existing technology in an innovative way to significantly improve the outcome of their research.

PRIZE

$10,000

PURPOSE

Technology has the potential to significantly improve our daily lives, increase our standard of living and help solve today's 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.

JUDGING CRITERIA

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?

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

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 in support of their nomination.

Activity entered for this prize must have been undertaken in Australia or its territories (as defined by the Australian Government), no more than three (3) years prior to the closing date of entries.

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 citizens or permanent residents, however, they must have resided predominantly in Australia at the time the activity entered was undertaken.

For an entry that is not a team, all entrants must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident at the time the activity entered was undertaken.

Research entered for this prize must have been published in one or more internationally respected, externally-refereed scientific journal(s), book(s) or equivalent electronic publication(s).

To be eligible, entries must contain at least one Assessor Report.

You must submit an online entry form including one attachment containing all supporting documentation by 7pm AEST Friday 3 May 2013 to be eligible for this prize. Any entries received after 7pm AEST Friday 3 May 2013 will not be considered. Entries with incomplete sets of supporting documentation will not be considered. Submitted material will not be returned. Hard-copy applications will not be considered.

The activity entered/nominated for this prize may not be entered/nominated for another Australian Museum Eureka Prize in the same year.

A project which has been awarded an Australian Museum Eureka Prize in the past cannot be entered again. Non-winning finalist activity is eligible for entry, so long as it meets all other conditions of entry.

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.

The judges reserve the right not to award the prize if, in their view, the quality of entries is insufficiently meritorious.

Information provided by the entrant(s) in relation to the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes (including photos), may be used by the Australian Museum and/or ANSTO for promotional/publicity purposes. This may include, and is not restricted to, the information being used on websites, social media, printed material, advertisements, press releases etc. Entrants may also be asked to be involved in additional promotional activities.

Personal information provided to the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes can be used by the Australian Museum and ANSTO, however such use will be only in connection with the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes.

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.

No entries will be received or considered after the close of entries. If you experience issues in uploading your entry or have concerns about what has been uploaded, you must contact the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes on 02 9320 6483 or eureka@austmus.gov.au before the close of entries. The Australian Museum Eureka Prizes cannot modify or add to an entry (including Assessor reports) after the close of entries.

Failure to meet these Conditions of Entry will automatically disqualify an entry.

HOW TO ENTER

1. You must prepare one (1) 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, book, equivalent electronic publication or outline planned publication 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 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.

This document can be uploaded in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format.

2. Submit an online entry form by 7pm AEST Friday 3 May 2013.

Complete the online entry form which must include your supporting document and submit by 7pm AEST Friday 3 May 2013.

When you have successfully uploaded your entry you will receive confirmation via email. If you do not receive this confirmation, or if you require further information or assistance, please call the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes on 02 9320 6483 or email eureka@austmus.gov.au


Kea Lambert , Project Officer, Eureka Prizes
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