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 applied to the production, transformation, machining and use of metal products or components, realized in each of the following sections:
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.
The Metef 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.