Student prizes for cold chain papers


20 October 2021

As organisers of the 7th IIR International Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain, the Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) has announced the launch of prizes to identify the best papers written by student authors.

A prize is on offer for the winning paper in each of the conference streams, which are:

  • Innovation in the Cold Chain.
  • Retail refrigeration, technology development and design.
  • Building a sustainable Cold Chain in developing nations.

The lead student author of each paper will receive a prize of £250 and an overall winner will be selected to receive an additional prize of £250.  Students can find out how to submit an abstract for their paper for the conference here.  

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Taking place online from April 11-13 next year, the conference owill explore cold chain innovation, developments in refrigeration technology and design and examine what is being done to build a sustainable cold chain to address key UN sustainable development goals related to hunger, health, energy, education, economic growth, infrastructure, sustainable cities, responsible production, climate action and partnerships.

The conference is aimed at end users, component manufacturers, senior representatives of engineering, marketing and product development, innovation leaders, professors, researchers, teachers, students, system and equipment designers, equipment and system buyers, professional engineers, production and operation managers, and policymakers.

The registration fee starts from £68.40 for students and delegates from article 5 countries.  Full registration fee from £188.40.
To find out more about the conference and book places, visit