AkzoNobel takes top prize in 2015

Seeking excellence

Congratulations to AkzoNobel, the clear winner of this year’s overall ICIS Innovation Award for its development of a novel, biocide-free anti-slime coating for marine vessels, Intersleek 1100SR. The innovation also won the Best Product Innovation category. Congratulations also go to Enerkem, Cella Energy and Global Green Products, which won the three other category awards.

You can see full details of the winners and a report on the judging at this link, or by clicking on the Winners 2015 tab above

The ICIS Innovation Awards seek to recognise and reward companies that show high levels of innovation in products, processes and ways of doing business, as well as providing benefits to the environment and sustainability. Winners will have made significant steps forward in technological and business innovation, with tangible results during 2014 and 2015.

Award Sponsors

Independent judges

To ensure we identify the very best in innovation from the global chemicals industry, we have enlisted a panel of seven leading innovation experts from the industry, who will select the winners in each of five categories and an overall best innovation for 2015.

Sponsor support

ICIS is pleased to have Roland Berger Strategy Consultants as the overall sponsor again this year and to welcome back U.S. Chemicals as a category sponsor. We are also delighted to welcome ExxonMobil Chemical as a new category sponsor for 2015.

Entry categories

The ICIS Innovation Awards are organised into five categories, to reflect the type of innovation and the size of the company entering. More details of the categories and the short-listed entries in each can be seen here:

  • Best Product Innovation
    Sponsored by Roland Berger Strategy Consultants
  • Best Process Innovation
    Open to sponsorship
  • Best Innovation by a Small or Medium-Sized Enterprise (SME)
    Sponsored by ExxonMobil Chemical
  • Best Business Innovation
    Open to sponsorship
  • Innovation with Best Benefit to Environment or Sustainability
    Sponsored by U.S. Chemicals

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