1. Most Digitally Innovative Company of the year Award

This award aims to recognise the entity utilising new technologies and showing innovation in their approach to projects and/or their business. Technological advances can lead to significant transformation in ways in which manufacturing is planned, procured, delivered and maintained.  This can also include innovation in Research and Development or Production, in the process of either gaining market advantage or reducing production costs.

To qualify, your intervention must have taken place between the period January 2020 and December 2021

Who is eligible to enter this category?

All companies in the Metals and Engineering Sector

Entries will be adjudicated based on the submission of the following supporting documentation:

  1. Provide a 100-word executive summary of the entry for publication and presentation use
  2. The nomination may be made by an employee, industry colleague, client or the individual themselves. Where nominated, the nominee must agree to the nomination in writing.
  3. Evidence of the use of the advances of fourth industrial revolution (4IR) into their engineering projects. Entrant to provide evidence of the use of 4IR advances that are currently deployed in the metals and Engineering Industries, such as:
  • Use of additive technology (3D printing) of construction models drawn from professional and 3D practitioners.
  • Software technology used in infrastructure design and collaborations across geographic locations
  • Use of robotics which is used to increase productivity and access areas of the engineering projects that may be unsafe for humans to work in, thereby improving industry health and safety practices.
  • Use of drones that are used to provide progress reports, reducing the cost of time and travel for key project management personnel.
  1. Nominees must be able to make themselves available to be interviewed by the judges.

What is the concept?

To assist you in answering this question, think about the following:

  • What is the problem you are trying to solve?
  • How did you discover the problem?
  • How did you design the intervention?

What was the value of innovation in the company project?

To assist you in answering this question, think about the following:

  • Describe how this innovation affected your bottom line?
  • How did this innovation affect employees and suppliers?
  • What was its unique value proposition?

How was the project delivered?

To assist you in answering this question, think about the following:

  • How did the company design the roll out of the innovation?
  • Over what period did you roll out the innovation programme?

What impact did the intervention have?

To assist you in answering this question, think about the following:

  • What impact did the innovation have in the medium and long term?
  • How was the innovation programme a catalyst for future improvements?