VPS Innovation in Sustainability Award 2022

VPS, global leaders in fuel and oil testing for the marine, power and renewable sectors since 1981, is dedicated to making a positive contribution to global sustainability

How the competition works

The VPS Innovation in Sustainability Award 2022 will reward one student with a $10,000 scholarship for their original, viable idea that will help improve the world we live in. There are also runners-up prizes of work placements within the VPS global network, plus the potential for VPS to partner with selected entrants to fund initial feasibility studies [and beyond].

Please complete our initial entry form now.

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The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent an achievable action plan for us and our environment to truly thrive by 2030.

VPS is actively contributing towards four of these goals most closely aligned to our own working practices of Marine and Power/Renewables:

  • UN SDG 03 Health and well-being
  • UN SDG 07 Affordable and clean energy
  • UN SDG 13 Climate action
  • UN SDG 14 Life below water

Therefore your idea for the VPS Innovation in Sustainability Award 2022 must represent proven, valuable and original thinking in one or more of these four SDGs.

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Additional Entry Criteria

  • We are looking to discover and reward new sustainable ideas, products and/or concepts that could actively contribute to the wellbeing of our environment
  • All submissions must be original ideas but can be part of a team effort
  • This campaign is open to 18-25-year-olds studying in the UK, UAE, the Netherlands, Singapore and Texas
  • All proposals must feature a high quality presentation that clearly showcases your practical, viable, original concepts (these cannot be currently used for commercial purposes)
  • Entrants cannot be affiliated, connected or related in any way with VPS, its employees, partners or investors
  • Applicants must submit their proposals to us, in strict adherence to our Terms & Conditions, by midnight on September 30th 2022 [GMT]

The overall winner will be announced in November prior to the final online award ceremony in December.

Please read our full Entry Criteria here

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Judging Criteria

  1. All submissions must clearly show a practical benefit within the fuel quality testing, oil condition monitoring and transformer oil testing sectors
  2. All submissions will be judged in the following areas:
    • Sustainability
      How does the submission contribute to practical and genuine sustainability?
    • Creativity
      To what extent is the solution differentiated from traditional/previous approaches? What is the unique thinking that drives this approach?
    • Analytics
      Does the project have performance metrics and evaluation incorporated into its plan? Do we see how the model has the potential for future growth? Is the project functional over a long-term implementation period?
    • Financial
      Does the project have performance metrics and evaluation incorporated into its plan? Do we see how the model has the potential for future growth? Is the project functional over a long-term implementation period?
    • Presentation
      Does the project have performance metrics and evaluation incorporated into its plan? Do we see how the model has the potential for future growth? Is the project functional over a long-term implementation period?
  3. The judge's decisions will be final and the winner will be notified by September 30th 2022.

Forms & Policies

To begin your entry process, please complete the initial application form via the link below.

If you have any questions about any part of this initiative, please contact us directly at awards@vpsveritas.com

VPS wishes you the very best of luck.