Technology in FM Award

The annual i-FM Technology in FM Awards recognise companies and organisations in the facilities sector that are utilising new technologies to achieve exemplary improvements in business processes and performance in the world of the connected workplace.

The Technology in FM Awards are open to entrants from across the facilities management industry and its many associated sectors. Entries are welcome from a broad range of initiatives – service delivery or management, internal or external communications, projects, apps – anything that demonstrably contributes to enhancing work, the workplace or the environment for people at work.

Within that context, and because FM is a people business, the judging for this award will lead on the people, with the technology playing an important – critical, even – supportive role in what people do.

This year, we are inviting entries in two categories:

  • First, people and technology - initiatives that augment the lives of frontline FM staff enabling them to do a better job for the organisation; initiatives that demonstrably benefit FM people, which in turn benefits the organisation (‘organisation’ in this case applies to both outsourced and in-sourced situations). Tech companies may wish to partner with a client for a joint entry.
     
  • Second, innovation in technology - cutting-edge applications; truly ground-breaking stuff that is opening up new opportunities and also delivering demonstrable benefits; the kind of thing that other in-house FM teams or service providers can learn from and perhaps even envy.

As another great incentive to enter the competition this year, we are pleased to be able to offer shortlisted companies a free consultancy exercise focused on maximising the potential of their own data. Specialist data management firm Datore will lead the selected companies through a bespoke ‘Data to Dashboard’ session, including the provision of a business information consultant and a data analyst who will extract, transform and load up each finalist’s data in an exercise designed to uncover additional new real-world possibilities hidden within. Datore recognises that data insights hold the possibility of building a better organisation, adding customer value, reducing risk or costs and enhancing productivity.

In addition, as a further incentive to join in the competition, our award winners will be offered a 10-minute platform session at Workplace Futures 2019 to introduce their winning entry: what it is, what it does, who it benefits and how – direct and immediate recognition for success in front of an audience of senior FMs!

How to enter
The deadline for submissions for the 2019 Technology in FM Awards is Friday, 19 October 2018. Click here to download a brief preliminary entry form – you should complete this initially and email it to us. We will acknowledge it and provide some guidance on your full submission. Judging will take place before the end of the year, and the winner will be announced at the Workplace Futures conference in February.

In view of the added features and administration associated with this year’s award competition, we are reluctantly introducing a modest entry fee £250. This brings the award in-line with other FM award entry fees, assists us with the costs of judging and should help to ensure that all entries are of a very high calibre.

You can email us any time on fmtech@i-fm.net to express your interest or to find out more about the award, the entry process and the judging.

In the meantime, you can learn about 2018’s shortlisted entries – including the two winners!here.

For details of previous winners and shortlisted entries, please click below:

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