06.02.14

InAVation Awards 2014: Winners revealed

The 8th annual InAVation Awards celebrated innovation in AV - rewarding manufacturers, distributors, integrators and project managers for outstanding, products and projects - at the Amsterdam Convention Factory last night. Nearly 600 guests joined InAVate, its media partners and sponsors in a well-received and enjoyable evening. Congratulations to all winners and finalists who can be viewed on the InAVation Awards website now.

Proceedings kicked off with the Technology Awards for outstanding AV products across ten categories.

Winners were selected by the readers of InAVate and its media partners, which were given an even greater role this year, choosing between eight products in each category.

In total a staggering 21,222 individual votes were cast. View the winners here. 2014 saw the InAVation Awards honour AV distributors throughout the EMEA region for the first time with a dedicated Distributor of the Year award that was picked up by Italy’s Prase Engineering.

Integration skill was the focus of the project categories with awards given for work within retail, education, corporate, visitor attraction, public sector, leisure and entertainment, transport and communications and live events environments throughout EMEA.
View winners here.

In another InAVation Awards first a project from Canada scooped an award with Advanced topping the new International Project category for its work at the GE headquarters and Customer Experience Centre in Ontario.

The awards ceremony closed with Erasums University’s Pieter van Baarle crowned Project Manager of the Year and the now established InAVative Futures Award (each year awarded to one entrant from across all project categories) going to Stouenborg for its work at the Blue Planet aquarium in Denmark.

Dan Jago, director and founder of InAVate, thanked everyone who participated in the awards and congratulated all finalists and winners.

“We’re already looking forward to next year’s event,” he added. “Each year we make changes to the entry and judging process as well as the event itself to ensure the awards continue to be fair, valued and most importantly that the evening continues to be an enjoyable highlight of the year.

“We’ll continue to maintain this tradition of change so watch out for announcements regarding next year’s event.”

View full results here