Key dates 2016

1st of May - Application period begins
30th of September - Final day of application period
1st October to 4th December - Assessment & jury
January-February 2017 - Award Ceremony in Prague, Czech Republic

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Number of annual competition participants

What is the Quality Innovation Award?

The Quality Innovation Award is an annual, international competition that helps 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