Select Page

IAPA INNOVATION AWARD 2022 - The Perfect Pitch

As part of VERTICAL PRO 2022 in Friedrichshafen, IAPA in cooperation with the trade magazine Oben will once again award an innovation prize for pioneering developments for the ropes course industry.

JURY

The expert jury is made up of a group of international and independent experts from the adventure park, adventure sports and adventure education sectors. This year, too, the trade fair public will be able to cast its vote.

 

AWARD, WINNERS AND THE BENEFITS

The award ceremony will take place on the first evening of the fair. In addition to an award and an award certificate, the winners will receive the coveted "Winner/Best of Category" seal 2022. All submitted innovations as well as the three winners will be announced in the spring 2023 issue of the trade magazine Oben as well as presented on the IAPA website.

 

CATEGORIES

There will be one IAPA Innovation Award 2022 per category. The criteria serve as a basis for evaluation for both the jury and the trade fair visitors.

Therefore, a note to all applicants: Please consider the questions defined in the criteria and answer them in your poster presentations and your 3-minute pitch.

 

CATEGORY 1: BEST PRODUCT

 

Degree of innovation

  • Is the product new?
  • What is the task of the product?
  • What is the practical benefit of the product in terms of:
    • Economic efficiency
    • Increase of safety
    • Resource efficiency
    • Environmental protection
    • Improvement of jobs in the ropes course industry
  • What is the technical advantage or technical advancement of the product with respect to:
  • existing products and competitors
  • existing processes and technologies

Technical maturity

Is the product already commercially available?

 

Market relevance

Final question: Is the product a viable innovation for the ropes course industry?

 

 

CATEGORY 2: BEST PROJECT

 

The project meets one of the two requirements:

1. The project is directly related to EN 15567 Part 1: Construction or Part 2: Operation. The project can be something new, unprecedented or an existing element in a new context.
2. The project is complementary to the ropes course industry and its concept is an innovative solution to existing construction or operational concepts.

 

Degree of innovation

  • Is the project unique or has such a project been implemented before in this form? Unique and innovative can be
    • Technical requirement
    • Constructional peculiarities
    • Inclusion of unusual conditions such as location or environmental influences
    • Old familiar in a new context
  • Does the project improve existing construction or operational concepts?
  • Does the project solve limiting factors in the ropes course facility?

 

Market relevance

Are the conception and installation of the project as well as its execution groundbreaking for future projects?

 

CATEGORY 3: BEST IT-SOLUTION

 

Degree of innovation

  • What is new about the software/ complementary program/ interface solution/ IT solution?
  • What is the task of the IT solution?
  • What is the benefit of the product for the practice regarding:
    • Economic efficiency
    • Efficiency increase
    • Conservation of resources
    • Ease of work
  • What is the technical advantage or the technical advancement of the product with regard to:
    • vexisting products and competitors
    • existing software solutions

 

Technical maturity level

  • Is the product already commercially available?

 

Market relevance

  • Concluding question: Is the product a sustainable innovation for the ropes course industry?

PARTICIPATION AND APPLICATION

 

CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION

Anyone can participate. Please note that only fully completed poster submissions received by Sunday, 10/23/2022 will be accepted.

 

APPLICATION

The dummy texts provided in the poster template must be replaced by your own texts. In addition to the integration of graphics and photos, the integration of external visual content via QR codes is also possible.

 

NOTES FOR DATA DELIVERY

  • completed poster template in PDF format
  • images as single files (max, 3 images in high resolution)
  • company logo (vectorized .eps or .pdf or a cropped .tiff in high resolution)
  • QR-codes as .png, .tiff, .eps

 

DOWNLOADS

You can find the poster templates for the application here:

Template IAPA Innovation Award 2022 - BEST PRODUCT

Template IAPA Innovation Award 2022 - BEST PROJECT

Template IAPA Innovation Award 2022 - BEST IT-SOLUTION

 

PARTICIPATION FEE

For exhibitors at the VERTICAL PRO 2022 trade fair the participation is free of charge. For all other award participants we charge an "expense fee" of 40 €.

 

PRESENTATION IN FRIEDRICHSHAFEN

PRESENTATION in the IAPA Area

The poster templates will be prepared and printed by us in the same form. The posters will be presented in a separate exhibition area in the IAPA Area. Here they can be viewed by all visitors during the entire exhibition period.

 

THE PERFECT PITCH on the IAPA stage

In 3-minute short presentations, the participants will present their submitted innovation in front of the jury and the trade fair visitors. The pitch presentation will take place on Friday, November 25, 2022 - at VERTICAL PRO.

 

AWARD CEREMONY

The award ceremony will also take place on Friday, November 25, 2022, at approximately 19:00 on the IAPA stage.

PHASES AND DATES

1. application/ download - possible from now on!
2. deadline: Sunday, October 23, 2022, 23:59 hrs.
3rd Poster Presentation: November 25 + 26, 2022, starting at 9:00 a.m.
4. perfect pitch: Friday, Novemer 25, 2022, approx. 12:00 p.m.
5. award ceremony: Friday, Novemer 25, 2022, approx. 19:00 hrs
6th Publication Top, Homepage: Spring 2023

Please email the completed poster template with high resolution images, max 3 images, to: [email protected].

All submissions after October 23, 2022 will not be accepted for organizational reasons!

NOTE: If there are less than 3 applications per category, the award will not be given in that category.