Once again ICIS is launching the search for the very best in innovation in the chemical industry.
Now in their 15th year, the annual ICIS Innovation Awards seek to recognise and reward companies and 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 will be those companies and individuals that have made significant steps forward in technological and business innovation, with tangible results emerging during 2017 and the early part of this year.
Winners of an award will:
To ensure we identify the very best in innovation from the global chemicals industry, we have enlisted a panel of leading innovation experts from the industry and wider innovation community, who will select the winners in each of the four categories and an overall Best Innovation for 2018 (see below).
ICIS is pleased this year to welcome BASF as the overall sponsor of the awards.
ICIS is also grateful for the continued support of Maroon Group, ExxonMobil Chemical and Accenture as category sponsors.
We thank them for their support of the Innovation with Best Benefit for the Environment and Sustainability category, Best Innovation by a Small or Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) category, and Best Product Innovation category, respectively.
To recognise the breadth of innovation in the chemical sector, the ICIS Innovation Awards offer four categories to enter.
The annual ICIS lnnovation Awards are open to any chemical company or collaborative effort between companies and academia, regardless of where in the world they are based.
The judges will be looking for innovative projects that solve problems or provide solutions for the company entering and/or its customers, or demonstrate an innovative approach to business, the environment and/or sustainability.
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 BASF, as lead sponsor of the ICIS Innovation Awards 2018 at a lunch event in central London. The category winners will be presented with their awards at the same time as the overall winner.
A short-list of successful entries in each category will be published in ICIS Chemical Business in August. Winners will be notified in September, and the announcement of the winners will be made in ICIS Chemical Business in October.
Award presentations will be made in early December at a special lunch in a leading London venue.