IAPA INNOVATION AWARD 2021 - The Perfect Pitch

As part of the VERTICAL PRO, the IAPA, in cooperation with the magazine Oben, is going to honour pioneering developments within the ropes course sector with the IAPA Innovation Award.

The categories and evaluation criteria for the IAPA INNOVATION AWARD 2021 - THE PERFECT PITCH have been revised and serve as a valuation basis for both the jury and the participants.
Applicants, please note the questions in your poster presentations and your 3-minute pitch.

This year's categories are:

 

BEST PRODUCT

 

  • Level of innovation:
    • Is the product new?
    • What is the product’s task?
    • Which practical use does the product have as regards:
      • profitability
      • enhancement of safety
      • resource efficiency
      • environmental protection
      • increasing job quality in the ropes course sector
    • What is the product‘s technical advantage or progress compared to:
      • existing products and competitors
      • existing procedures and technologies

    Technical degree of maturity:

    • Is the product already commercially available?

    Market relevance:

    • Concluding question: Is the product a future-oriented innovation for the ropes course sector?

 

BEST PROJECT

 

The project meets one of the two requirements:

  1. The project relates directly to DIN standard EN 15567 Part 1: Construction or Part 2: Operation. The project may be brand new and unprecedented or present an already existing element linked to a new approach.
  2. The project adds to the ropes course sector with an idea that presents an innovative solution for existing construction or operating concepts.

Level of innovation:

  • Is this a unique product or has such a product already been realized in this way? The following characteristics can be unique and innovative:
    • technical requirements
    • structural features
    • inclusion of particular framework conditions such as location or environmental impacts
    • well-known elements redesigned
  • Does the project improve existing construction or operating concepts?
  • Does the project offer a solution for limiting factors in the ropes course facility?

Market relevance:

  • Are the design and installation of the project trailblazing for future projects?

 

 

BEST IT-SOLUTION

 

Level of innovation:

  • What parts of the software/complementary programme/interface solution/IT solution are new?
  • What is the IT solution’s task?
  • Which practical use does the product have as regards:
    • profitability
    • increase in efficiency
    • conservation of resources
    • workload reduction
  • What is the product‘s technical advantage or progress compared to:
    • existing products and competitors
    • existing software solutions

Technical degree of maturity:

  • Is the product already commercially available?

Market relevance:

  • Concluding question: Is the product a future-oriented innovation for the ropes course sector?

Expiration of application for the Innovation Award

 

PHASE 1: Fill out poster template

Please fill out the poster template and send it to office@iapa.cc, the latest by Sunday, October 31st, 2021.

Please note: Repeated submissions are not allowed.

 

PHASE 2: Poster presentation of the submitted innovation at the VERTICAL PRO.

Please fill out the poster templates available for download, overwrite the text sample and add photos, graphics or videos by use of QR codes. Please send the completed template in PDF, your logo (vectorized .eps or .pdf or freely composed .tiff)  and the used pictures in original sizes to office@iapa.cc by Sunday, 31st of October 2019.

NEW IN 2021: Innovations submitted after October 31st, 2021 can't be accepted anymore

NOTE TO APPLICANTS:
Please consider the questions defined in the categories and answer them in your poster presentations and 3-minute pitch.

 

DOWNLOADS:

English poster template BEST PRODUCT

English poster template BEST PROJECT

English poster template BEST IT-SOLUTION

 

PHASE 3: The Perfect Pitch

Friday, 19.11.2021 - 12 am until 1 pm - at the VERTICAL PRO in Friedrichshafen.
3 minutes oral presentation of the submitted innovation in front of the IAPA Innovation Award Jury and all VERTICAL PRO participants.

Terms of conditions and application deadline

 

Award winners

One IAPA Innovation Award 2021 is bestowed in each category. All applicants and the Award winners will be portrayed in the spring issue 2022 of the magazine Oben and on the IAPA website.


Jury

The jury is composed of a set of international and independent surveyors of the sectors adventure parks, adventure sports and adventure-based learning. Also this year, the exhibition visitors will have a vote too, as all submitted contributions will be shown as poster presentations during the opening hours of the exhibition. In addition, all submitted innovations will be presented as 3 minutes oral poster presentations for the Award Jury and all VERTICAL PRO participants..


Participation fee

The participation is free of charge for all exhibitors at the trade show of the VERTICAL PRO.


Important dates

The submission runs until Sunday, October 31st, 2021.
The price-giving will take place in Friedrichshafen at November 19th, 2021, approx. 7 pm.