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Innovation recognised

THE WINNERS of the Innovate Act Awards for 2009 were announced on May 25, 2010, during the 17th International Engineering Trade Fair in Nitra. The aim of the competition is to promote innovative activities and to support business entities as well as private individuals in terms of innovation.

THE WINNERS of the Innovate Act Awards for 2009 were announced on May 25, 2010, during the 17th International Engineering Trade Fair in Nitra. The aim of the competition is to promote innovative activities and to support business entities as well as private individuals in terms of innovation.

In 2009 the jury evaluated 21 entries in total, which competed for Ministry of Economy awards in four categories, the Slovak Innovation and Energy Agency (SIEA) reported on its website. Apart from the categories Product Innovation, Process Innovation and Innovation in Services there was a new category – International Cooperation. The aim of granting an award in this category was to support and to motivate the development of innovation in closer cooperation between Slovak and foreign partners.

In the Product Innovation category the award went to VUKI for innovation in cables used for VVER 440-type nuclear reactors. Cement producer Považská Cementáreň Ladce received the Process Innovation award for its technology to reduce harmful chromate Cr(VI) in cement. SLCP Consulting won the category of Innovation in Services with its MILK RUN simulation game, which is an original educational tool for purchasing logistics. The award in the newest category went to VUJE for its project for long-term secure operation of the Pakš nuclear power station in Hungary.


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