EARSC Partnership Award 2022

EARSC is running the “partnership” competition recognising and rewarding outstanding collaboration for the EO user-uptake. 

Partnerships are encouraged to submit a proposal for cooperation or present an already established collaboration achievement “indicating this value creation from Innovation to Market”. The winner partnership will be recognized and promoted by EARSC in their network.

Criteria to apply:

Companies registered in EU or ESA Member state countries.

Nomination’s schedule:

The competition will run until the 4th Of May 2022 during which time partnership candidates may adapt an existing partnership concept, develop a new one or simply promote one they have already exploited. Files will be judged to select the overall winner in May.

Each nomination should provide a short justification against each of the criteria (not exceed four pages of justification) described below as to why they should be considered for the EARSC Partnership award. Other information including graphics, testimonials, etc could also complement the application.

All votes will remain confidential to the EARSC secretariat and the name of the winner will be revealed at the EARSC General Assembly in June.

Criteria for evaluation:

1) Partnerships: teams should include at least one European company and one user of the product/service.

2) Value creation (business growth, new markets, export opportunities): evidence of value creation regarding a product or service with potential users. Demonstrated forward thinking cooperation bringing research product into operational procedures (i.e, validated methodology from research & innovation to commercialisation). Collaboration has potential for scaling up through the Technology Readiness Levels (TRL), business growth, new markets, export opportunities or incorporating new concepts in the research/academy.

3) Sound sustainability plan: sustainability plan supporting the “must go beyond financial support” (i.e, validated sustainability approach aspects: technical, financial, legal, organizational, operational and scheduling)

4) Internal procedures of engagement: basis of evidence for successful partnership collaboration. For example, incorporating the case story into an organization’s planning (collaboration with private sector) and goal-setting processes (i.e., validated internal procedures of engagement, seek to extend partnerships, etc)

5) Outreach & marketing: emphasize the promotion to users/customers. i.e., For academia it will evaluate the contribution to the overall advancement of teaching and learning of EO concepts including EO application & services. For other partners such industry, validating how to present and communicate the case to final users (building the awareness case to market practices).

Examples of possible contributions include identifying ideas, providing leadership by, and exhibiting communicative enthusiasm between partners in forging a path forward in an area which impacts R&I towards commercialization of EO services.

To apply or if you have any questions, please contact info@earsc.org

Author: EARSC

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