2016 ICIS Innovation AwardsICIS once again rewards the very best in innovation in the chemical industry.

The winners in the 13th annual ICIS Innovation Awards have now been chosen by the panel of judges. You can read all about the successful innovations on this web site, or by linking to the special 16-page publication that celebrates their success.

ICIS congratulates the winners in the four company categories and the three winners in the individual Alpha Innovator of the Year categories. And special congratulations to overall winner Compact Membrane Systems.

The well-respected ICIS Innovation Awards recognise and reward companies, and now individuals, that show high levels of innovation in products and processes, as well as providing benefits to the environment and leading progress towards sustainability.

The winners have made significant steps forward in technological and business innovation, with tangible results emerging during 2015 and the early part of this year.

Independent judges

To ensure we identify the very best in innovation from the global chemicals industry, we enlisted a panel of six leading innovation experts from the industry and wider innovation community. These selected the winners in each of the categories and an overall best innovation for 2016. They also judged the Alpha Innovator of the Year entries.

Sponsor support

ICIS is pleased this year to welcome Elsevier R&D Solutions as the overall sponsor of the awards and as a partner in the Alpha Innovator of the Year Award to be presented to two high-performing individuals.

ICIS is also pleased this year to welcome back U.S. Chemicals and ExxonMobil Chemical as category sponsors. We thank them for their support of the Innovation with Best Benefit for the Environment and Sustainability category, and Best Innovation by a Small or Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) category, respectively.

Entry categories

To recognise the breadth of innovation in the chemical sector, the ICIS Innovation Awards include four company categories and two individual categories.

Each year, ICIS selects an overall company winner, chosen from the winners in the four company categories. This Award will be presented this year by Elsevier R&D Solutions, as lead sponsor of the ICIS Innovation Awards 2016 at a lunch event in central London. The individual and company category winners will be presented with their awards at the same time as the overall winner.

Corporate Categories

  • Best Product Innovation
  • Best Innovation by a Small or Medium-Sized Enterprise (SME)
    sponsored by ExxonMobil Chemical
  • Best Process Innovation
  • Innovation with Best Benefit to Environment or Sustainability
    sponsored by U.S. Chemicals

Individual Categories

  • Alpha Innovator of the Year – New Product Development/Process Optimisation
  • Alpha Innovator of the Year – Environment and Sustainability

If you have any questions contact John Baker on +44 20 8652 3153 or email: john.baker@icis.com.