IAPA Innovation Award – Categories 2019

As part of the ASC, the IAPA, in cooperation with the magazine Oben, is going to honour pioneering developments within the adventure sports sector with the IAPA Innovation Award.

The categories and evaluation criteria for the IAPA INNOVATION AWARD 2019 – 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.

 

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?