VINCI 2011 Innovation Awards Competition – Prizes awarded to 17 in-house innovations
Dec 19, 2011
Xavier Huillard, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of VINCI and chairman of the Final Jury for the 2011 Innovation Awards Competition, presented the 17 final prize-winners chosen from among the 1,717 projects submitted by 5,100 employees in December at the Salle Pleyel in Paris.
- Grand Prize: Polymer muds as drilling fluids to replace bentonite muds
- Dissemination Prize: Worksite pickets and organic barrier tape, a kit for marking out worksites that combines safety and sustainable development
- Dissemination Prize: Soft Mini-perm, long-term financing for infrastructure projects
- Safety Prize: Safety hoops for mechanical shovels
- Safety Prize: Panel Clip, a solution to reduce road operatives' exposure to risk
- Sustainable Development Prize: Solidarity thrives on the motorway – social integration and organic market gardening
- Sustainable Development Prize: Notil, trawling for marine pollution, a floating net used to recovery hydrocarbons after an oil spill
- Breakthrough Innovation Prize: Light rail track system, the first integrated technical solution
- Breakthrough Innovation Prize: 3D – another dimension for building worksites
- Materials, Processes and Techniques Prize: Automated exterior cable-tray installer
- Marketing and Services Prize: Paying for on-street parking by mobile phone
- Equipment and Tools Prize: Trench shoring with slides, high-performance protection at utility line crossings
- Management Prize: Women's network – towards greater equality
- Special Working Conditions Prize: Hunting down vibrations, calculating real exposure values to control risks
- Special Equipment Prize: The new Sahel head and neck scarf, headgear compatible with use of a hard hat
- Special Emotion Prize: The Next Few Days and My Workplace Accident films
- Special Perseverance Prize: Cable installer's guide tube, making connections easier
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