IIR Woman prize at ICR 2023

During the 26th International Congress of Refrigeration in Paris in August 2023, a brand new award will be presented: the IIR Women in Refrigeration Medal. It will reward exceptional scientific work carried out by a woman in all RACHP fields.

At each IIR Congress, a series of prestigious academic and scientific awards are presented to acknowledge those who have made outstanding contributions to the field of refrigeration or have completed noteworthy research.  

In 2023, the 26th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration (ICR) will take place in Paris, France, on August 21-25, and will be organised by the French Association of Refrigeration (AFF) under the theme “Towards efficient, controlled and smart refrigeration”.  

On this occasion, a new prize has been launched: The IIR Woman in Refrigeration Medal.  

The medal is awarded for outstanding scientific achievements by a woman in academic or industrial research, innovation or development, in all fields of refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pumps (RACHP). Women are significantly under-represented in the RACHP industry, and this award can help promote diversity and role models by increasing the visibility of women achievements in the sector, thus inspiring a new generation of women. Role models are paramount to highlight the career opportunities in RACHP; a diverse workforce balanced in terms of gender, ethnic and cultural background benefits the industry and society as a whole. Companies that embrace diversity are more likely to perform better as different perspectives promote better solutions. With major challenges to tackle, such as climate change, sustainable use of resources, renewable and resilient energy supply, promoting diversity has never been more important or timely.  

The winner of the IIR Woman in Refrigeration Medal will receive the medal, a certificate as well as a 1,600 euros reward. 

How to apply? 

For information on the terms and conditions for applying for this award, please consult the following procedures.

The deadline to submit the nomination form is early December 2022.