Laboratory Team of the Year
Do you have the perfect blend of individuals who represent the ideal definition of teamwork? This award is open to any laboratory or research group working in a commercial lab, at third level or research institutions. This includes laboratories working in the public service and health care facilities such as hospitals, contract research organisations, medical device companies and clinical research facilities.
Entry is by a 5 A4 page submission; the judges will be looking for clear information backed up by facts that pays particular attention to the criteria listed below.
Please provide evidence of specific outcomes of teamwork: How many publications have been produced, products brought to market, invention disclosures, patents, licenses and spin outs have occurred? How much funding did you achieve? This can include investment from R & D entities, governmental support or funding achieved by outside agencies such as EU or commercial partners.
What are the contributions made by the various team members? What is the scale of effort in terms of manpower, time and materials?
Have there been any specific training objectives achieved by the teamwork? Please provide evidence of the number of trainees moving into industry or academia.
Originality of the research/work carried out in the lab: How does your work compare to everybody else’s? How competitive is your product, service or research?
What is the scientific depth of the project and level of innovation? What is the degree of innovation demonstrated specifically by the teamwork, and does it have commercial potential?
What is the potential impact of the technology/product/process to the sciences? Are there commercial market applications and implementations? What are the technical, societal, environmental, or other benefits arising from the work? What is the opportunities potential for the technology or research?