9-13 April 2018
Beurs van Berlage
Europe/Zurich timezone

Innovation Award

Participants can opt to submit to the IEEE Innovation Award poster track in any discipline (physics, experiments, accelerators, technologies). Three contributions among the poster track submissions will be selected for awards. The award consists of

  • a trophy,
  • a travel voucher (around 600 CHF),
  • waived registration fees for FCC Week 2019 and
  • media coverage (web pages, social media, and print media as appropriate).

The award is generously made available by the IEEE and will be jointly assigned by a committee federating FCC study leaders, relevant industry representatives and IEEE fellows.

We encourage particularly Early Stage Researchers (ESR) and participant in projects with industry partners to submit to the Innovation Award track (see FCC Week 2017 Innovation Award winners). A contribution can be submitted for oral and for the poster track, but only poster track submissions qualify for the award.

  1. INNOVATION -contribution with the highest potential to achieve a breakthrough beyond the current state-of-the-art
    Examples: documentation of a highly promising physics opportunity within reach of one of the machines, evidence for a novel detector concept , evidence for a superconductor production method to achieve the required current density, credible results of novel coating schemes that would permit obtaining superconducting cavities with required quality factor at reduced cost.

  2. IMPACT - contribution with the highest potential impact on industry and society
    Examples: industrial application ideas for novel superconducting material thin film coatings, application concept for new beam screen design beyond the collider, showcase potentials of light-gas turbo-compressors for industrial application domains, showcase potential benefits of large-scale reliability and availability modelling and simulation toolset, assessment of novel materials in areas beyond accelerators.

  3. RELEVANCE - contribution with highest relevance for the technical feasibility studies
    Examples: Workable optics designs, significant energy consumption reduction concepts, workable concepts for transport and emergency egress, demonstration of the viability of operation, maintenance and repair concepts that lead to acceptable availability for physics, credible implementation and commissioning schedules, workable detector concepts including the capability to cope with the situations resulting from the operation parameters of the different machines, relevant cost-savings opportunities.
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