Objective: Design and conception of a trophy to honour Labelec Merit Award initiatives

Purpose: Honouring academic excellence in the area of energy

Process: Parametric 3D CAD design, rapid prototyping/digital manufacturing using subtractive manufacturing techniques (CNC machining, waterjet cutting and laser engraving)

Method: 3D modelling in Solidworks; CNC machining of exotic and reused wood, waterjet cutting and bending of sheets of different metals for inlaying; laser engraving of images and text. EDP Labelec organised the first edition of the Awards in 2022, receiving 57 entries in areas such as the production and integration of renewable energy and decarbonisation, smart grids and energy distribution, new clean energy solutions, and innovation technologies and digital solutions. The excellence of the entries and success of this edition led to the launch of future editions.