Recognising innovation

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Published: 25 October 2019


The IOR is seeking nominations for the J&E Hall International Gold Medal, which salutes innovation in refrigeration and related fields.

Each year the IOR, in association with J&E Hall, recognise the achievements of someone who has strived to help the industry to progress in a critical area. Past winners have included individuals such as Dr Mark McLinden of NIST in the USA, who helped provide the industry with tools to identify new, environmentally-friendly refrigerants, and Ian Tansley of SureChill UK, an innovator who has designed a refrigerator for vaccines that can provide reliable cooling in areas with erratic power supplies.
Nominations are now open to recognise the next great industry innovator, an individual or team considered to have made the most noteworthy contribution to the advancement of refrigeration and related technologies this year.  Some examples of the work for which they might be nominated include:
  • Practical applications of innovative designs
  • Projects which have made an original contribution to the field
  • Systems which demonstrate substantial potential and evidence that they will be completed successfully
  • Outstanding and significant work in a new or unusual area

The £5,000 award and Gold Medal will be presented at the IOR Annual Dinner on February 27 2020 by J & E Hall International on behalf of the IOR and the winner will be invited to present a paper on their work to members the following year.

Full details can be found on the IOR website and the deadline for nominations is November 5.