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RINA – QinetiQ Maritime Innovation Award

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RINA UK LOGOThe Royal Institution of Naval Architects and QinetiQ are introducing a new international Award, which aims to both recognise and encourage scientific and technological innovation in the maritime industry.

Innovation is key to success in all sectors of the maritime industry, and such innovation will stem from the development of research carried out by engineers and scientists in universities and industry, pushing forward the boundaries of design, construction and operation of marine vessels and structures.

The Royal Institution of Naval Architects – QinetiQ Maritime Innovation Award seeks to encourage such innovation by recognising outstanding scientific or technological research in the areas of hydrodynamics, propulsion, structures and material which has the potential to make a significant improvement in the design, construction and operation of marine vessels and structures.

The Award of £1000 will be made annually to either an individual or an organisation, in any country. Nominations for the Award may be made by any member of the global maritime community, and will be judged by a panel of members of the Institution and QinetiQ. The Award will be announced at the Institution’s Annual Dinner.

Nominations are now invited for the 2013 Maritime Innovation Award. Individuals may not nominate themselves, although employees may nominate their company or organisation.

Nominations may be up to 750 words and should describe the research and its potential contribution to improving the design, construction and operation of maritime vessels and structures.

Nominations may be forwarded online at www.rina.org.uk/maritimeinnovationaward or by email to maritimeinnovationaward@rina.org.uk to be received by 31 Dec 2013.

Queries should be sent to th Chief Executive at hq@rina.org.uk

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