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Valorpneu Innovation Award 2012

03 Jan 2012

Valorpneu continues to award the Valorpneu Innovation Award, with the purpose to reward innovative solutions which contribute to the sustainable future of used tyres.  This year will mark the 4th edition of the Award.

As has been done over the past 3 years, Valorpneu decided to continue to grant this award in 2012. The goal of the award is the development of new solutions for the sustainable end destination of used tyres in Portugal, ensuring the incentive and providing the visibility to the research work being carried out at academic institutions.

After the success achieved in previous years (see the winners of 2009, 2010 and 2011 here), and given the interest the Award has been attracting abroad, Valorpneu decided in 2011 to extend the range of the Award to projects developed in countries of the CPLP (Comunidade dos Países de Língua Portuguesa - Community of the Portuguese Speaking Countries). The situation will remain unchanged during 2012.

As such, recipients of the Valorpneu Innovation Award 2012 will be students of academic institutions of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) who have developed, or are in the process of developing, academic works at the Bachelor, Graduate, Master, PhD or Post-graduation levels, as well as young researchers of public entities of the CPLP countries who will be under 35 years of age at the time of research project completion.

The Valorpneu Innovation Award 2012 comprises a 1st prize worth 7500 Euros and a grant for a professional apprenticeship, with the additional possibility of two honorable mentions, worth 2500 Euros each, at the jury's discretion.
The winning projects will be the subject of broad advertisement in generic and specialized social media, including the specific mention of the winning candidates, mentors/researchers responsible for the project, as well as the nature of the winning project. Valorpneu will furthermore promote the liaison of the candidates and research teams with entities potentially interested in the development of the project, both at a scientific and an economical level.

For any further details, feel free to contact Ana Lopes (Tel.: +351 91 096 07 76, email: or Paulo Ribeiro (Tel.: +351 91 603 88 52, email:

Please see the regulations to apply.

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