International Quality Innovation - Estonia

Participating time for this year's competition is 13th May to 30th September 2013. Participating is very simple and is done by filling in a two page application form.

Both new competition categories that were launched last year in cooperation with Deloitte, responsible innovations and responsible potential innovations, proved very popular.  In these categories, entries will primarily be evaluated by their performance in society, in the social context and with respect to the environment. The new categories welcome international entries from all countries that are part of the Quality Innovation of the Year competition.

The winners of these categories will be invited to give a speech at the "Oasis of Excellence" innovation seminar at the expence of the competition organisers.

The other categories are the same as before: Large Companies, SMEs, Micro-Companies, Public Sector and Non-Profit Organisations and Potential Innovations. The Micro-Companies category is also open for individuals. A potential innovation is an idea or invention with a pending financing decision, for example, a project that needs funding in order to be realised. Even small ideas or innovations are welcomed as entries. A national winner will be selected in each category, and an international innovation of innovations will then be selected from among the national winners.

The winner of innovation of innovation category will  be invited to give a speech at the "Oasis of Excellence" innovation seminar at the expence of the competition organisers.

All who participate are considered winners, because being involved in the competition inspires and encourages companies and organisations to develop new ideas and innovations. Every participant will receive brief written feedback on their entry to help them further develop their idea or innovation. All information will be treated confidentially, and only the award winners will be publicly announced. The winners themselves will decide how their innovation will be communicated publicly.  According to several of the winners, a victory in the competition is valuable to an organization’s marketing activities.

The winners are chosen by an esteemed jury based on the evaluations of experienced assessors and professionals.

For further information, please see the  website  http://www.eaq.ee/kvaliteediinnovatsiooni-auhind

 

CATEGORIES

  • SMEs (EUR 150 + 24% VAT)
  • Large Companies (EUR 400 + 24% VAT)
  • Micro-Companies (no entry fee)
  • Public Sector and Non-Profit Organisations (EUR 250 + 24% VAT)
  • Potential Innovations (Large companies: EUR 400; SMEs: EUR 150; Micro-companies: no entry fee; Public and non-profits: EUR 250; 24% VAT will be added to all fees)
  • Responsible Innovations (Large companies: EUR 400; SMEs: EUR 150; Micro-companies: no entry fee; Public and non-profits: EUR 250; 24% VAT will be added to all fees)
  • Responsible Potential Innovations (Large companies: EUR 400; SMEs: EUR 150; Micro-companies: no entry fee; Public and non-profits: EUR 250; 24% VAT will be added to all fees)

The organizer of the competition reserves the right to merge or edit the categories.

 

ENTRIES

The innovation must make use of a knowledge-based competitive advantage, whether commercially, with respect to society or for the promotion of well-being, and the form of this advantage can be any of the following:

  • New information, competence, technology
  • A new product, technological solution or production process
  • A new service
  • A new design or brand
  • A new business concept, operating concept, value chain/value chain network
  • A new working method, organisational concept, management concept
  • A public service implemented in a new way

 

How to participate:

There are two ways to participate in the Quality Innovation of the Year competition. We recommend participating by filling in our electronic form by clicking the banner at the top of the page. It is also possible to participate by filling in the application form (.doc) found on the right side of the page and sending it by email. This way is recommended for applications that have attachments. Participating time for this year's competition is 13th May to 30th September 2013.

 

Even small ideas or innovations are welcomed as entries.

For further information, please see the  website  http://www.eaq.ee/kvaliteediinnovatsiooni-auhind   or contact

 

LAATUKESKUS
EXCELLENCE FINLAND

Kari Keskinen
+ 358 50 362 1532
kari.keskinen@laatukeskus.fi

 

Tulostettava sivu

YHTEYSTIEDOT

LAATUKESKUS
EXCELLENCE FINLAND
Keilaranta 16
02150 ESPOO
Tel  +358 207 791 470
e-mail info@laatukeskus.fi

VISIOMME

Kansallinen tavoitteemme on menestyvä Suomi, joka perustuu mm. siihen, että Suomessa on jatkuvasti kasvava määrä johtamistaan ja toimintaansa pitkäjänteisesti kehittäviä organisaatioita. Johtamistaan ja toimintaansa kehittävät yhteisöt ovat muita valmiimpia reagoimaan ympäristön muutosten vaatimuksiin.

ARVOMME

Erinomaisuus. Olemme erinomaisuuden lipunkantaja Suomessa. Kehitymme ja kehitämme muita kohti erinomaisuutta. Verkostoituminen. Toimimme aktiivisena verkostojen rakentajana niin kansallisesti kuin kansainvälisesti. Toimimme myös Suomen viestinviejinä kansainvälisesti laatuasioissa. Rehellisyys. Rehellisyys, oikeudenmukaisuus ja läpinäkyvyys ovat meillä vakiintuneita toimintatapoja, joista emme tingi.
Hyvinvointi. Osaava, motivoitunut ja iloinen henkilöstö on erinomaisen toimintamme perusedellytys. Luomme toiminnallamme hyvinvointia myös ulospäin.