WAITRO Innovation Award 2016 for Research Organizations in Developing Countries

Last date: 
Friday, July 29, 2016

Detailed Description

Applications are open for the WAITRO Innovation Award 2016 with a motive to reward innovations with significant social or economic impact produced with major contribution. WAITRO´s objective is to enable the development of action-oriented partnerships for sustainable development.


  • Create an ever growing database of researchers, technologists and innovators to facilitate networking and collaboration.
  • Illustrate RTOs key contributions to innovation and their efforts in sustainable economic development, environmental issues and improved standards of living (environmentally friendly and sustainable initiatives).
  • Consolidate WAITRO’s Value Proposition through its programs for members and beneficiaries.

Award Categories

Social Innovation: The original initiatives submitted must demonstrate a new significant contribution to the improvement of the quality of life and well-being of a community by leveraging science and technology.

Open for RTOs from all around the world with a successful innovation in a developing country.

Business Innovation: The works submitted must have created a new (for a market or industry) offering (products, services) by leveraging science and technology, which must have already returned value breaking into the market.

Open for RTOs exclusively from developing countries with a successful business innovation in any market or industry.

Eligibility Criteria

This  award is a competition open to all WAITRO members as well as non-memberResearch and Technology Organizations (RTOs) but in the latter case, the RTO shall have a representative who is already registered to attend the 23rd WAITRO Biennial Congress, which will be held in September, 2016, in Medellin, Colombia.

Key Dates

  • Selection of the Finalist: Last week of August, 2016.
  • Evaluation Committee Analysis: First three weeks of September, 2016.
  • Evaluation Committee Scrutiny: September 27th, 2016.
  • Ceremony: September29th, 2016 (Estelar Milla de Oro Hotel, Medellin, Colombia)

How to Apply

Applicants must download the application form via given website.

For more information, please visit WAITRO Innovation Award.

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