Who can apply?

Applications are welcome from all ees 2017 exhibitors, Intersolar 2017 exhibitors and ees/Intersolar India, ees/Intersolar South America and Intersolar Middle East 2016 exhibitors. Not only the exhibitors themselves, but also any companies they are affiliated with may participate. This includes all companies in a group of affiliated companies (parent company and subsidiaries).In the category Outstanding Projects (part of The smarter E AWARD), project owners (= the legal proprietor of the complete installation) of solar projects are now also eligible to participate. More

How can I submit my application?

Applications can only be submitted online via the AWARD Portal. In order to gain access to the AWARD Portal, it is necessary to register. After registering, you will receive your personal access data for the AWARD Portal. You can use this portal to submit and edit your application during the submission period. Registration is also possible outside of the submission period. As a registered participant, you will never miss any appointments or deadlines. We will keep you up-to-date and you will receive timely emails with all important information and reminders about the ees AWARD.

Is it possible to submit several products or projects for the ees AWARD?

Yes, you can submit multiple products or projects in each category of the Intersolar AWARD.

What are the evaluation criteria?

The key factors in the decision by the panel of judges are the innovative character (degree of technological innovation, proof of innovation, safety) as well as technical, environmental, economic and social benefits of the submitted products and projects. More

Who decides on the award?

Prize winners are selected using a two-stage selection process. First, a body of recognized experts selects the best entries (finalists) in each of the categories from all those submitted. An independent panel of judges made up of representatives from research, science, industry and the trade press then chooses this year’s winners from among the finalists. More

What can I win?

Up to three winners will be selected from the list of finalists. All winners receive a certificate and a trophy. The winners will also receive a signet as well as a comprehensive marketing package, which they can use to present their award in an effective manner. Even before the prize is awarded, all finalists benefit from the organizers’ comprehensive communication measures, which make the innovations known to the general public. Participating in the ees AWARD is worthwhile in any case!

What is the benefit of the ees AWARD?

There is no prize money. The winners receive a trophy and have the right to use the eesr AWARD signet in their advertising. The advantage of the ees AWARD signet is its neutrality and independence, the professional expertise it represents, and the associated marketing effect. An important advantage for finalists and winners is the high marketing value of the ees Award.

Does entering the AWARD competition cost anything?

Yes, there is a participation fee for exhibitors. Be a First Mover and benefit from reduced participation fees.


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When and how will the finalists and winners be announced?

The finalists will be selected and announced in April 2017. All finalists will be informed personally. The ees AWARD winners will be announced and honored on May 31, 2017 as part of a festive, high-profile award ceremony at ees and Intersolar Europe 2017 in Munich. The winners will be informed of their success at the award ceremony and will not receive any prior notification.

Who can I contact for further information?

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the ees AWARD Team:

JBCommsult communication consultants
Joerg Bruecher
Phone +49 7664 5051385