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Industry 'eco-inventors' competition launched

A nationwide ‘eco-inventors’ competition aimed at those working within the heating and plumbing industry is up and running, with a deadline of 31 January 2012.

Hosted by magnetic filtration company ADEY Professional Heating Solutions, entries are sought from heating professionals, installers and apprentices who believe they have an original idea for a product, tool or appliance for the heating or plumbing industry that could have a positive environmental benefit.

The top prize could turn someone’s bright idea into reality, with up to £50,000 worth of research and development, testing, help and advice provided by ADEY resulting in a market-ready product. In addition to ADEY products, the overall winner will also receive a cash prize of £2,000.

“We’ve already received some promising entries, but there’s still time for anyone fine-tuning their idea to submit it,” explains Chris Adey, Chief Executive of ADEY Professional Heating Solutions. “It’s all about ideas based on sound logic that are relevant to the heating sector.

“Our industry has a great opportunity to develop environmental solutions that will help customers to save energy and reduce carbon emissions. But the importance of developing ‘eco-inventions’ is also crucial to the UK economy. Britain has a strong reputation for innovation in product design and new technologies, and ADEY is keen to encourage new talent to enter the market.”

Details of how to enter, and terms and conditions, can be found at www.adey.co.uk.