2018 Awards

Award Sponsors


Once again ICIS is searching 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:

  • Enjoy extensive editorial coverage in ICIS Chemical Business and ICIS online
  • Be able to build on further publicity both within their company and externally, related to their success in the competition
  • Be invited to an Awards lunch with the other winners, sponsors and judges later in the year
  • Receive an active lnnovation Awards logo to host on their web site, promoting their success in the competition.

The shortlist of entries that will go through to the final round is now decided. Click on the Award Categories tab above to see which companies are in the running.

Innovation awards 2017

Independent judges

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).

Sponsor support

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.

Entry categories

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 are 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.

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