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Sheikh Hamdan launches Covid-19 innovation award

Award recognises organisations that have demonstrated outstanding innovation in project management during Covid-19 pandemic

Sheikh Hamdan launches Covid-19 innovation award

The new award seeks to recognise organisations that have demonstrated outstanding innovation in project management during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The fourth edition of the Hamdan bin Mohammed Award for Innovation in Project Management (HBMAIPM) has been launched with a new category worth $80,000 in total, entitled ‘Innovative practices in handling the Covid-19 pandemic’.

The award seeks to recognise organisations that have demonstrated outstanding innovation in project management during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai, said: “Our measured and effective response to the Covid-19 crisis has been marked by the efficient use of innovation in various aspects of the fight against the crisis.

“Innovation has greatly supported our efforts to educate, equip and empower organisations and individuals to mitigate the impact of the pandemic.”

The new award category has two sections, the first for SMEs and the second for large enterprises such as government, semi-government and private organisations.

Registration for the HBMAIPM opens on June 1 and closes on August 31. Submissions will be received online via www.hbmaipm.com, and winners will be announced in November this year.

The HBMAIPM is split into four categories: The first category, The Innovative Organisation in Project Management Award for Organisations, honours three winners. The second, for Individuals includes the Innovative Project Manager Award and the Innovative PMO Manager Award. The third category for teams is the Innovative Team Award. And the fourth is the Academic Category, which includes the Scientific Research for the Innovative Project Management Award and the Innovative Project Management Award–Academic Category.

The award has a total purse of AED2.6 million ($710,000).

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