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We are delighted to announce the 'Innovation In Action' Category Award Winners for 2023. Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to everyone who submitted an entry.

Marking PM Group’s 50th Anniversary in 2023, our Annual Innovation Awards Fund has increased to €50,000. Eight of the ten category winners are eligible for the Overall prize. They will present their innovations to the judging panel at the Final event in early November to select the Overall Winner.

"The breadth and depth of ideas from people right across our global office network has surpassed our expectations" said Niall O’Loughlin, Strategy Development. "Their ideas address painpoints and offer some really smart solutions.”

The 2023 Category Winners

Best AE Design Idea
Pieter Muller - AI Design Tool Suite

Best Business Intelligence (Finance / HR / BD) Idea
Kevin Harrington - Project Financial Review and Performance – A New Approach

Best Environmental / Sustainable Idea
Caroline Slevin - Sustainable Site Selection and Due Diligence Tool

Best Health, Safety, Wellness Idea
Caroline Richards, Geoff Jennings, Adam Watkins, Owen Cockle, Mohammed Shaed - Recording Risk in a Digital World

Best Multi-Office Execution (MOE) Idea
Phil Treacher - Knowledge Enabled Datasheets

Best Other Idea
James Egan - Group Strategy for Adjusting to a World of Artificial Intelligence

Best Project Management & Controls (PM / Cost / Planning) Idea
John Goggin, Philip O’Reilly - Project Business Case Estimating Platform

Best Services (CS / CQV / MS / OTS) Idea
Aoife Cafferkey, Laura Bennett - Managed Services Digital Portfolio Tracker

Best Technical Published Article
Paul Dillon - ‘A Dual-Solver CFD Model for Conjugate Heat Transfer in Continuous Thermal Processing’
(Science Direct: Case Studies in Thermal Engineering, Jun’23)

Best External Presentation / Conference Paper
Alf Penfold, Tom Bannon - ‘How to Accommodate Different Modalities in the Same Facility’
(ISPE Global Biotech Dublin Jun’23 / ISPE Singapore Affiliate Mar’23)


Good luck to all the finalists!


Embracing the Innovation challenge at PM Group

Industry and the world around us are changing fast and the rate of change is anticipated to accelerate further in the coming years. As we look to the future, we face complex and interconnected challenges. PM Group’s Strategy 2025 commits a significant investment to innovation. Our structured approach combines multiple strands. From enhancing the sustainability of our business and projects, to digitising our ways of working, developing new products and services, and supporting the Innovation in Action Awards scheme.