Awards Programmes: Lessons Learned and Best Practices

Awards programmes are a valuable tool to asses the relative qualities of technologies or business models. While the majority of these programmes utilize competitions and prizes, many variations exist. This report discusses a variety of different programmatic models and includes content based on the experience of administering the Global LEAP Awards.

This report begins by laying out a typology of different awards programme models, followed by profiles of individual programmes that exemplify specific programmatic types. It then provides an overview and summary of lessons learned from the Global LEAP Awards, before concluding with a general set of awards programme best practices.