ESPA Innovation Awards 2017
Celebrating Innovation and
EVOLUTION IN THE SPA & HEALTH RESORTS INDUSTRY



Awards Gala
ROME
11 May 2017
ESPA Innovation Awards
Overview
The ESPA Innovation Awards reflect the ESPA aim of “to stimulate exchange of experience, best practice and know-how”.

It is made for destinations, facilities or initiatives that represent “innovation” in the true sense of the word; that is, the development of a new, more creative or more effective approach to any aspect of spas and health resorts management, operations or marketing.

This is accomplished through more effective products, processes, services, technologies, or ideas that are readily available to the market.

The emphasis in judging applicants for the ESPA Innovation Awards will be on how effectively the innovation addresses its stated objectives, which may be to improve efficiency, increase marketability, effect cost savings, achieve environmental goals, improve market position.

Deadline for applications entry: 15 April 2017
CATEGORIES
CATEGORY AWARDED TO ELIGIBLE TO ENTER
C1 INNOVATIVE
SPA & HEALTH RESORT DESTINATION
SPA CITIES
SPA VILLAGES
SPA DESTINATIONS
SPA Municipalities
SPA Cities
SPA Villages
C2 INNOVATIVE
MEDICAL SPAS
MEDICAL SPA CENTERS |
MEDICAL SPA FACILITIES |
MEDICAL SPA RESORTS – USING LOCAL AND NATURAL RESOURCES (COMPULSORY)
Medical Spa Centers or Medical Spa Facilities (using local & natural resources e.g Thermal Spa, Thalasso Spa, Climate Spa, Kneipp Spa, Radon Spa, Therapeutic Mud Spa, other spas using natural resources e.g. clay and peat, chalk, peloids and healing gases )
C3 INNOVATIVE
SPA HOTEL
SPA HOTELS Spa Hotels
C4 INNOVATIVE
SPA CONCEPT
SPA CENTERS | SPA FACILTIES | SPA HOTELS | SPA CLINICS Design Studios, Architects, Architecture Studios, Equipment suppliers, Building Contractors, Interior Design Companies.
C5 INNOVATIVE
HEALTH SPA PROGRAM
HEALTH SPA TREATMENTS | PREVENTIVE SPA PROGRAMMES | HEALTH PROMOTION AND EDUCATION PROGRAMMES Medical Spa Centers or Medical Spa Facilities (using local & natural resources e.g Thermal Spa, Thalasso Spa, Climate Spa, Kneipp Spa, Radon Spa, Therapeutic Mud Spa, other spas using natural resources e.g. clay and peat, chalk, peloids and healing gases )
C6 INNOVATIVE
SPA RESEARCH
UNIVERSITIES  
RESEARCHERS
Universities
Researchers
Evaluation
All completed submissions will be supplied to the Jury for rating according to the evaluation criteria and making recommendations for the award.

Specifically, the evaluation criteria that will guide the Jury are as follows:

Originality of the innovation

Impact of the innovation

Practicality of its application

Measurability of the benefits

Applicability
HOW TO ENTER
In order to apply for the ESPA Innovation Awards, the candidates must submit the completed Application Form to the ESPA Secretariat Office no later than 15 April 2017.
ENTRY FEES
CATEGORYENTRY FEEEarly Birds
ENTRY FEE
(Until 31 March)
Non ESPA Members
ENTRY FEE
C1 INNOVATIVE - SPA & HEALTH RESORT DESTINATION € 650,00 € 500,00 € 800,00
C2 INNOVATIVE - MEDICAL SPAS € 300,00 € 225,00 € 375,00
C3 INNOVATIVE - SPAS HOTEL € 300,00 € 225,00 € 375,00
C4 INNOVATIVE - SPA CONCEPT € 650,00 € 500,00 € 650,00
C5 INNOVATIVE - HEALTH SPA PROGRAM € 300,00 € 225,00 € 375,00
C6 INNOVATIVE - SPA RESEARCH  € 100,00 € 75,00 100,00
Entry fees must be paid before entries will be submitted to the Jury for review.
No refunds will be made.
ESPA innovation Awards
Application Form
INNOVATION?
Innovation1 is a new idea, device or process. Innovation can be viewed as the application of better solutions that meet new requirements, unarticulated needs, or existing market needs. This is accomplished through more effective products, processes, services, technologies, or ideas that are readily available to markets, governments and society. The term innovation can be defined as something original and, as a consequence, new, that "breaks into" the market or society.

Innovation differs from invention in that innovation refers to the use of a better and, as a result, novel idea or method, whereas invention refers more directly to the creation of the idea or method itself. Innovation differs from improvement in that innovation refers to the notion of doing something different rather than doing the same thing better.
1Source; Wikipedia

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ESPA Innovation Awards
Winners
GALA
Rome welcomes the 4th edition of the ESPA Innovation Awards Gala.
The ESPA Innovation Awards finalists will be closely guarded and will not be revealed before they are announced at the EIA Gala in in Rome (Italy), the 11th of May 2017


WINNERS BENEFIT PACKAGE
High quality crystal trophy.
Award Winner’s certificate (Finalists will receive the Award Finalist’s certificate).
Award Winner’s logo/seal image for use on stationery, websites and other marketing materials and channels.

Winners benefits package
High quality crystal trophy.
Award Winner’s certificate.
Award Winner’s logo/seal image for use on stationery, websites and other marketing materials and channels.
 
Media benefits
Award publicity and promotion to a wide variety of Spa, Travel and Tourism press and media partners.

6 months Award publicity on the ESPA Website
For the Innovative Spa Concept Winner: 6 months Ad Banner (200x100 pixels) on the ESPA Website homepage (€1.800,00 market value)

Award publicity and promotion on the ESPA e-Newsletter (Special ESPA Awards issue and June issue)

15 days of Award winning campaign on the ESPA Social Media channels

hashtag: #ESPAInnovationAwards2017
 
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Sponsors
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
The ESPA Innovation Awards are meant for destinations, facilities or initiatives that represent “innovation” in the true sense of the word; that is, the development of a new, more creative or more effective approach to any aspect of spas and health resorts management, operations or marketing.

This is accomplished through more effective products, processes, services, technologies, or ideas that are readily available to the market.

Sponsoring the ESPA Innovation Awards offers your company or brand prestige and exposure to the industry leaders and key decision makers.


All Category Sponsorhips include

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Company/Brand Logo and URL included within the ESPA Innovation Awards printing and electronic materials
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Brand mention in press announcements, email campaigns and in the Awards Gala program
SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES

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Premium Sponsor

Official Title Sponsor of the ESPA Innovation Awards.
This is the ultimate ESPA Innovation Awards sponsorship package giving to your Company/Brand maximum exposure.

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Gold Sponsor

Official Title Sponsor of the ESPA Innovation Awards.

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Silver Sponsor

Official Title Sponsor of the ESPA Innovation Awards.





ESPA Innovation Awards
Media
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
ESPA is welcoming Media Partners willing to cooperate in advertising and promoting the ESPA Innovation Awards 2017 using their various channels.

The Media Partnership Offer is reserved for media publications or e-media which are willing and able to get substantially involved in the promotion of the EIA 2017 through different channels.



For further information please contact Joao Pinto Barbosa (ESPA PR & Communications Manager) jbarbosa@espa-ehv.eu
 
 
 
 
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