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7th Innovation Awards

The WSSET Innovation Awards recognise the achievements of private individuals and organisations in new sustainable technologies and encourage the wider application of these new developments. Innovative ideas are welcome in any of the following areas:

  1. Renewable energy systems (e.g., solar, wind, biomass, geothermal)
  2. Power generation technologies (e.g., CHP systems, fuel cells, anaerobic digestion plants)
  3. Energy efficiency (e.g., heat pumps, hybrid solar/gas systems)
  4. Low carbon buildings and future cities (e.g., low/zero carbon buildings, sustainable cities, sustainable materials)
  5. Waste management and water treatment (e.g., household and construction waste management, desalination)
  6. Agri-food technologies (e.g., innovative greenhouses, food drying, bioremediation)

Please click here to download an entry form for the 7th WSSET Innovation Award 2023 – deadline for submissions: 31 May 20223

Here are winners from previous years:


Renewable energy systems
Mohammad Shahriar Ahmed Chowdhury, Centre for Energy Research (CER), Bangladesh;

Energy efficiency
Bernhard Adler, ecop Technologies GmbH, Austria;

Renewable energy systems
Wan Nur Adilah Wan Roshdan and Hasila Jarimi, Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI;

Agri-food technologies
Emmanuel Tapia Brito, University of Nottingham, UK;

Renewable energy systems
Avinash Kumar Agarwal, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India.


Renewable Energy Systems
Yanping Yuan, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China

Power Generation Technologies
Meng NI, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China

Renewable Energy Systems
Mingke Hu, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK

Energy Efficiency
Zhenjun Ma, University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

Low Carbon Buildings and Future Cities
Brian Murphy, National Green Specification Ltd., Peterborough, UK


Renewable Energy Systems
Kamaruzzaman Sopian & Abdelnaser Muftah A Elbrki, Solar Energy Research Institute, National University of Malaysia, Malaysia

Water Treatment & Desalination
Ashraf Sadik Hassan, Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar

Low Carbon Buildings and Future Cities
Mat Santamouris, University of New South Wales, Australia

Renewable Energy Systems
Wei He, Hefei University of Technology, China

Energy Efficiency
Angui Li, Xi’an University of Architecture & Technology, China

Renewable Energy Systems
Gang Pei, University of Science and Technology of China, China


Renewable Energy Systems
Chong Wen Tong, University of Malaya, Malaysia

Energy Efficiency
Chua Kian Jon Ernest, National University of Singapore

Renewable Energy Systems
Shuai Deng & Yawen Liang, Tianjin University, China

Sustainable Materials
Shin-Ku Lee & Benson Lau, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan & University of Westminster, UK

Renewable Energy Systems
Hongfei Zheng, Beijing Institute of Technology, China

Water Treatment & Desalination
Yanjun Dai, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Agri-food Technologies
Wen Liu, University of Science and Technology of China

Energy Efficiency
Xudong Zhao & Xiaoli Ma, University of Hull, UK

Power Generation Technologies
Bin Zhu & Peter Lund, China University of Geosciences & Aalto University, Finland

Renewable Energy Systems
Tiezhou Wu, Lujun Wang, Yuanzhong Xu, Li Liao, Guangjun Liu & Zhenyu Yang, Hubei University of Technology, China

Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency
Jie Ji, University of Science and Technology of China


Renewable Energy Systems Xudong Zhao, University of Hull, United Kingdom

Power Generation Technologies Li Zhao, Tianjin University, China

Energy Efficiency (Heat Pump) Yanjun Dai, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Energy Efficiency (Heat Pump) José Miguel Corberán Salvador, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

Low Carbon Buildings and Future Cities Ray Luke, Solar Ready Ltd, United Kingdom

Low Carbon Buildings and Future Cities Ben Hughes, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

Water Treatment and Desalination K. Srinivas Reddy, Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Sustainable Materials Fatang Jiang, Hubei University of Technology, China

Waste Management and Water Recycling Chi-Hwa Wang, National University of Singapore