AMX Innovation Awards at UBTech

The AMX Innovation Awards is an exclusive awards program designed to recognize innovative higher education institutions for their use of technology in improving the campus experience. The awards program selects a winner in each of the following categories:

  • Classroom Automation – for the most innovative use of automation and control systems in classrooms. Tell us how your institution has used technology to improve operational efficiencies, address the challenges of B.Y.O.D. and other Education Technology trends.
  • Collaboration – for the most innovative collaboration practices in higher education. Tell us how you used technology to foster collaboration through a distributed video application, video conferencing, or other specialized audio-visual installation.
  • Alternative Learning Spaces – for the most innovative technology implementation in a non-traditional learning space. Tell us how you used technology to move learning beyond a traditional lecture-led instructional pedagogy.
  • Sustainability Initiative – for the most innovative and cost-effective, sustainable practice in higher education. Tell us how your institution is saving money and energy with technology.

Winners to be announced at UBTech on June 16, 2014

The AMX Innovation Awards at UBTech 2014 are now open for entry. The awards ceremony will be held Monday evening, June 16, 2014 at the UBTech Conference held at The Mirage, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Finalists will be notified by May 15, 2014. Attendance for institution finalists is encouraged. Deadline for entries is midnight, April 18th, 2014.

Winners of the grant award will be notified and will have 30 days to respond. The following will be awarded for each of the four (4) categories:

  • $25,000 in U.S. MSRP in AMX hardware and software products for the campus selected (services not included)
  • A spotlight story in University Business magazine
  • Media spotlight, spotlight campus used for promotions and tours

2013 Winners

Automation & Control Award

Temple University logo

Temple University
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Temple University

CHALLENGE: Technology users in classrooms and special event spaces needed a simple, effective way to request technical support. While phones are a typical stand-alone solution, the needs of technology users could be better addressed by adapting the communications functionality directly within the equipment and technology solutions. See solution and impact

Sustainability Award

Texas A&M University logo

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA

Texas A&M University

CHALLENGE: To reduce implementation and support costs and improve efficiency of operations, Texas A&M strives to develop a standardized technology deployment approach to controlling classrooms, conference rooms and auditoriums. The specific requirements of various departments and colleges are assessed in the planning phase of all new building construction projects, with agreement from various stakeholders on the technologies to be deployed contributing to a robust and efficient environment. See solution and impact

International Award

University of Ottawa logo

University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada

University of Ottawa

CHALLENGE: Flipped classroom, active learning and specialized spaces are requiring careful thought, preparation and attention to detail. There is an overwhelming need to challenge existing design protocols in order to create new and more interactive learning spaces for tech-savvy clients. See solution and impact

Collaboration Award

Queensland University of Technology logo

Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Queensland University of Technology

CHALLENGE: The vision for a new Science Engineering Centre called for an innovative public gallery, classroom, research facility, and corporate function venue utilizing cutting-edge solutions to ensure a stunning visitor experience today, and sustained performance and capability well into the future. See solution and impact

Collaboration Honorable Mention

Penn State University logo

Penn State University, University Park, PA, USA

Penn State University

CHALLENGE: The College of Business sought to implement a user-friendly, flexible and sophisticated automation and control solution for a large lecture theater classroom. The facility was to be used flexibly for multiple instructional/event formats including some remote participation. The technical skill of users of the space would vary, so an innovative technology design requiring minimal support is critical. See solution and impact

2013 Finalists

  University Location
Bentley University Waltham, MA, USA
James Cook University Smithfield, QLD, Australia
Penn State University - Smeal College of Business University Park, PA, USA
Queensland University of Technology Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Stanford University Stanford, CA, USA
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Galloway, NJ, USA
Temple University Philadelphia, PA, USA
Temple University - Fox School of Business Philadelphia, PA, USA
Texas A&M University College Station, TX, USA
University of Georgia Athens, GA, USA
University of Houston (Downtown) Houston, TX, USA
University of Ottawa Ottawa, ON, Canada
University of Queensland Brisbane, QLD, Australia