Innovation and Development Award

The Innovation and Development Award, for a presentation on an innovative development, must include a commercial partner.The EurAgEng Innovation & Development Award (formerly known as the Industry Innovation Award) has become a regular feature of AgEng conferences since AgEng2000. The Award is intended to widen the appeal of the conferences to engineers from industry and is awarded at the AgEng conferences for the best quality paper on Innovation and Development from industry, or a combination of industry and academia.

Companies are encouraged to present papers on research and development leading to innovative products likely to be marketed commercially. The papers are judged by a distinguished team from EurAgEng and the winners are presented with the EurAgEng Innovation and Development Award.


This is very easy for the Innovation and Development Award. The On-Line Abstract Submission includes a tick box as below

 □ Innovation and Development Award: authors must come from industry, or be in cooperation with academia, and must be giving an oral presentation

The “tickbox” will highlight potential papers from the submitted abstracts. The Conference Organiser will produce a list of relevant abstracts for the lead judge who will chose a manageable number, 10-15, from the best ranking abstracts.

The corresponding full papers, representing the 10-15 selected abstracts, will be requested from the Conference Organizer who will forward these 10-15 full papers when they are received. The judges will select  the winner.  There will be no reserve; if the Selected Awardees does not meet all criteria they will be eliminated.

Nature of the Award

A Plaque and certificates for each of the authors.

If you meet the criteria REMEMBER TO TICK THE BOX “Innovation and Development Award” when submitting your abstract.


PAST winnars of the Innnovation and Development Award

CIGR-AgEng2016 Aarhus

'Real time back projection onto prerecorded DHM surface of UAV recorded images with RTK GPS and IMU' by Morten S. Laursen (Aarhus University, Department of Engineering, DK), Rene Larsen (Aarhus University, Department of Agroecology - Climate and Water), Kjeld Jensen (University of Southern Denmark, The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute, DK), Rasmus N. Jørgensen (Aarhus University, Department of Engineering, DK) won the Innovation and Development Award for 2016.


In Valencia the Innovation and Development Award,  went to Zoltan Gobor, Georg Fröhlich, Harald Soller and Johann Portner for their paper “First operating experiences with a prototype for automated attaching of the supporting strings that the hop vines grow on in high-trellis hop gardens”.



At AgEng2008 the winning paper was Segregating Different Qualities of Grain during Harvesting by Hahn, J and Risius, H of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Fachgebiet Agrartechnik, Germany, and Korte, H of CLAAS SE GmbH. In the picture, Prof J Hahn and Dr H Risius (right) of Humboldt-University, Berlin receive the award from Prof Ettore Gasparetto (left).


At AgEng2006, the winner of the award at AgEng2006 was David Shelton of Shelton Sportsturf Drainage Solutions with his paper on Developments in Sportsturf Drainage Machinery and Techniques. David and Eileen Shelton are pictured receiving the award from Prof Aad Jongebreur at the Awards Ceremony.


At AgEng2004, the winner was Andreas Brunnert from Claas CSE with his presentation on Automatic Guidance of Harvesting Machines.