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The 2011 Energy Innovation Awards officially open for entries

The search is on to find the UK’s most innovative energy products and services as the 2011 Energy Innovation Awards officially opens for entries.

Building on the success of last year’s Inaugural Energy Innovation Awards, launched by Cheshire’s Energy Innovation Centre, the 2011 awards are set to be even bigger and better.

The awards will be held in Manchester on Thursday 23 June 2011 and celebrate the outstanding achievements of individuals and organisations across the UK flying the flag for energy innovation and sustainability. In addition there will be an international category welcoming entrants from anywhere in the world.

The Energy Innovation Centre – which has four of the leading energy giants amongst its partners – champions innovation and provides a gateway to accelerate cutting edge products and technologies to market.

The categories for the 2011 Energy Innovation Awards are:

• Rising Star Award
• University Spin-out
• New Energy Generation
• Existing Performance Improvement
• Consumer Benefit Award
• Best Service Provider
• Best International Trade Award
• Energy Innovation Award – Best of the best

Denise Massey, director of the Energy Innovation Centre, said, ‘Our Inaugural Energy Innovation Awards were a tremendous success and it is with great pleasure that we announce the 2011 awards are now open for entries.
‘There is a great deal of pressure on the energy sector to meet rising energy demand and decarbonising targets, meaning innovation has never been more important. These awards bring to the forefront and celebrate the pioneering work which is taking place across the UK and internationally to address the world’s energy problems.’

Last year’s Inaugural Energy Innovation Awards attracted entries from across the UK and as far afield as Eastern Europe, from a wealth of companies ranging from start-ups through to multi-national organisations.

Merseyside firm E-Energy Enterprise scooped two awards after impressing judges with its ‘E-Engine’, which allows low temperature waste heat to be used to generate electricity in many thousands of industrial processes. ‘Best International Trade Award’ went to FMC-Tech, of County Clare, Ireland, whose real time network monitoring equipment is a fundamental component of the Smart Grid schemes.

The Energy Innovation Awards will be held for the second year at The Hilton Deansgate Manchester on Thursday June 23 2011, where the winners will be announced.

Manchester based company Out There Events is supporting the Energy Innovation Centre in staging the awards.

The closing date for entries is Friday 8 April 2011.

For full details visit: http://www.energyinnovationcentre.com

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