About the 2017 Awards

About the 2017 Awards

Award 1: Technology Innovation and Effectiveness

Award 2: *Breakthrough Technology Innovation

(*NEW AWARD for 2017)

The annual Technology Innovation and Effectiveness award is for outstanding and innovative applications of software or technology which have directly contributed to a demonstrable improvement in the effectiveness of market, opinion or social research.

For 2017 we have launched an additional award given for early stage Breakthrough Technology Innovation for research technology that shows great potential to make a substantial impact within the industry in the near future.

Both awards are open to any individual, group of individuals or companies that consider the technology developed meets the entry criteria described. For the purposes of the award, technology will be considered to include, but not be limited to, any computer software, platform, infrastructure, app, methodology or device that has been specifically developed or adapted for use in a research situation.

For the ‘Technology Innovation and Effectiveness Award’, it is important that the benefits of this technology can be demonstrated as having been attained in a real life research situation, in market research, opinion research or social research, and that the technology is applicable to other situations which will provide a wider or more lasting benefit.

A fee of £295 is required for a software or technology to be entered into one or both awards. More than one software or technology can be entered by paying an additional entry fee.

Judging Process

An experienced panel of judges, appointed by the ASC and approved by the MRS, will determine the winners.

Judging for theTechnology Innovation and Effectiveness Award’ will take place in two stages. In the first stage, entries should complete the online award entry form explaining the technology innovation, its application, and describing the benefits it has brought in such a way as to support technology’s overall effectiveness. The finalists will be announced on the ASC website on Friday 22nd September 2017. The second stage for the finalists will involve closer examination of the technology by the judges and contacting references before a winner is decided.

Judging for the ‘Breakthrough Technology Innovation Award’ has just one stage.

Entrants should complete the online entry form.