Announcing the winner of the VPS Innovation in Sustainability Award 2021
This global campaign by VPS recognised and rewarded - with a $10,00 scholarship - the brightest young innovators in the field of sustainability.
Working closely with our creative partners, Purmön, we invited over 160 different engineering, technology and scientific university departments to submit their proposals (each having to meet the four United Nations Sustainable Development Goals we are aligned to).
Six specially chosen judges, including an external expert, Lesley Bankes-Hughes, Publishing Director of Petrospot, reviewed the entries and chose one winner – a brilliant concept submitted by the Engineering Department of the Abu Dhabi University.
‘Our aim was to find the most impactful idea that could genuinely contribute towards marine sustainability and improve the wellbeing of our environment on a global level.’
Malcolm Cooper, CEO, VPS
For more information, please contact Steve Bee at firstname.lastname@example.org
VPS Innovation in Sustainability Award 2021
As global leaders in fuel and oil testing for the marine, power and renewable sectors, VPS is dedicated to making a positive contribution to global sustainability.
And to celebrate our 40th Anniversary in this field, we are launching our biggest and most impactful initiative yet. We are looking for the young innovators of today who will be making a change to our world tomorrow by delivering practical responses to environmental challenges.
The VPS Innovation in Sustainability Award 2021 will reward one student with a $10,000 scholarship. There are also runners-up prizes of work placements within the VPS global network, plus the potential for VPS to partner with selected entrants to fund initial feasibility studies [and beyond].Enter Now
The UN Sustainable Development Goals
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent an achievable action plan for us and our environment to truly thrive by 2030.
VPS is actively contributing towards four of these goals most closely aligned to
our own working practices of Marine and Power/Renewables:
- UN SDG 03 Health and well-being
- UN SDG 07 Affordable and clean energy
- UN SDG 13 Climate action
- UN SDG 14 Life below water
All entries for the VPS Innovation in Sustainability Award 2021 must, therefore, represent proven, valuable and original thinking in one or more of these four SDGs.Enter Now
Additional Entry Criteria
- We are looking to discover new sustainable ideas, products and/or concepts that could actively contribute to the wellbeing of our environment
- This initiative is open to 18-25-year-olds studying full-time in the UK, UAE, the Netherlands, Singapore and Texas
- All proposals must feature practical, viable concepts (that are not currently being used for commercial purposes)
- Entrants cannot be affiliated, connected or related in any way with VPS, its employees, partners or investors
- Applicants must submit their proposals to us, in strict adherence to our Terms & Conditions, by midnight on September 30th 2021 [GMT]
The winner will be announced in November prior to the final online award ceremony in December.Entry Criteria Enter Now
VPS, Group Commercial & New Business Development Director
Steve is the Group Commercial & Business Development Director for VPS. He is responsible for the development and implementation of the company’s global commercial strategy.
VPS, Regional Customer Services Manager, Europe
As part of the VPS group for close to 30 years in various roles and locations, Christel has a long and distinguished background in Chemical Engineering and Business Administration.
Petrospot, Publishing Director, UK
As a director of Petrospot Ltd, Lesley is responsible for the strategic growth of the company’s publishing activities, including the marine fuels magazine and news site, Bunkerspot, many books on marine fuels and marine surveying, and the ship.energy platform.
Chin Lee Chen
VPS, Quality Manager, Singapore
Chin is a Quality Manager for Singapore. She is responsible for ensuring compliance to the QEHS integrated management systems and supporting the Operations and Laboratory departments for ISO 17020 and ISO 17025 compliance.
Dr. Zhe (Joshua) Sun
VPS, Analytical Chemist, USA
Dr. Sun joined VPS in 2019 as an analytical chemist and is based in Houston, USA. He is an experienced specialist on advising, designing and conducting internal and external R&D projects.
VPS, Group OCM Operations Development Manager
Adrian is responsible for the operational development of VPS Oil Condition Monitoring services with special focus on innovation. With a career spanning over 28 years in lubrication and asset reliability, Adrian is an active member of industry technical panels such as BSI, ASTM and Energy Institute.
Forms & Policies
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To begin the entry process, please complete the initial application form via the link below where we will ask for more details about you, your concept and its viability.
If you have any questions about any part of this initiative, please contact us directly at email@example.com
VPS wishes you all the very best of luck.