$100,000 Innovation Awards to Recognize Campuses Who Are Leading the Way In Emerging Technology
RICHARDSON, Texas - February 22, 2011 - AMX®, the leading provider of solutions that simplify the implementation, maintenance, and use of technology to create effective environments, has partnered with the University Business Leadership Institute to launch the AMX Innovation Awards at EduComm. The exclusive awards program is designed to recognize innovative higher-education accomplishment and practices.
"AMX has a rich tradition in supporting higher education through visionary technologies that enhance the educational environment of students," said AMX CEO & President Rashid Skaf. "We couldn't be more pleased to sponsor the AMX Innovation Awards at EduComm with University Business to honor those exemplary schools leading the way with innovations that provide educators advanced learning tools, connect learning environments globally and optimize environmental sustainability."
Of the new awards program, Vice President and Group Publisher of University Business Matt Kinnaman said: "University Business is excited to launch the AMX Innovation Awards at EduComm. We established this awards program with AMX to recognize those forward-thinkers who are dedicated to finding ever-better ways to meet the higher education needs of today's and tomorrow's students. The winning institutions will receive multiple benefits from this program. In addition to $100,000 in products being awarded by AMX, the winners will also be recognized as pioneers in the higher-ed arena, and will receive the satisfaction of knowing that their innovative leadership has improved the learning experience of their students."
The AMX Innovation Awards at EduComm will recognize an individual recipient from a member institution of the AMX Education Alliance (or a member institution as a whole) in each of the following categories:
Automation and Control-for the most innovative use of automation and control systems in learning environments. AMX will provide a prize of $25,000 in technology and equipment to the winner of this award.
Collaboration Initiatives-for the most innovative collaboration practices in higher education. AMX will provide a prize of $25,000 in technology and equipment to the winner of this award.
The New Learning Space Award-for the most innovative new learning space implementations in higher education. AMX will provide a prize of $50,000 in technology and equipment to the winner of this award.
The AMX Education Alliance is a global consortium of administrators and educators in higher education who come together in an open environment dialog to discuss best practices and future uses of technology in educational institutions. The free program is available to new and existing college and university customers of AMX.
AMX has an extensive track record of successful solutions developed for global customers in the higher education market stretching back nearly 30 years. These include installations at Ivy League schools, world-class universities and smaller private and local colleges.