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Product / Equipment Innovation of the year

Product / Equipment Innovation
of the Year

Includes technical product/equipment innovations, which bring the current “state of the art” or new product/equipment forward to improve and increase the application of equipment and materials. This innovation needs to be real innovation and not only a normal evolution of the product / equipment.

Nominations for this category of ITA Tunnelling and Underground Space Awards are innovations that have been implemented in tunnelling or underground space use projects between 1st March 2019 to 1st April 2022.

New research may be important not only for the development of a new product but also if it brings relevant knowledge about an existing product.

  • New or unique use of equipment or products
  • Development of equipment or products to achieve new functions
  • Resulting in improved and more cost-effective solutions to a problem
  • Increased safety for equipment uses
  • Engagement of university or research facilities, which have demonstrated successful trials or lab work
  • Have been full-scale testing during the period and entries may be supported by successful use in the laboratory