Technical Product/Equipment
Innovation of the year

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 January 2015 to 1st April 2017.

Technical Product/Equipment Innovation of the Year

This category includes technical product/equipment innovations, which bring the current “state of the art” or new product/equipment forward to improve and increase application of equipment and materials:

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

The entry may include new research which may be important not only for development of a new product or equipment but also if it brings relevant knowledge about an existing product or equipment.