IOR: Student Prizes on offer for best technical paper on sustainable cold chains

As organisers of the 7th IIR International Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain the Institute of Refrigeration is delighted to announce the launch of a student prize, which will encourage researchers to contribute their work to the conference programme and identify the best paper written by a student author.

A prize for the winning paper available in each of the conference streams which are:

  • Innovation in the Cold Chain.
  • Retail refrigeration, technology development and design.
  • Building a sustainable Cold Chain in developing nations.

The lead student author of each paper will receive a prize of £250.00 and an overall winner will be selected to receive an additional prize of £250.00.

Students can find out how to submit an abstract for their paper for the conference at

Taking place online from 11 to 13 April 2021, the 7th IIR International Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain will explore cold chain innovation, developments in refrigeration technology and design and examine what is being done to build a sustainable cold chain to address key UN sustainable development goals related to hunger, health, energy, education, economic growth, infrastructure, sustainable cities, responsible production, climate action and partnerships. The conference is aimed at end users, component manufacturers, senior representatives of engineering, marketing and product development, innovation leaders, professors, researchers, teachers, students, system and equipment designers, equipment and system buyers, professional engineers, production and operation managers, and policymakers.

The registration fee starts from £68.40 for students and delegates from article 5 countries.  Full registration fee from £188.40

To find out more about the conference and book your place visit .