ICIS Innovation Awards 2013

Congratulations to the ICIS Innovation Awards 2013 winners!

Cabot Corporation has been chosen as the overall winner of the 10th annual ICIS Innovation Awards, designed to reward innovation, environmental advances and sustainability in the global chemical industry.

Its aerogel technology for increasing insulation in building and construction was adjudged the winner unanimously by the panel of six innovation experts. It also won the award for Innovation with Best Environmental Benefit. 

Other category winners are: Solvay Aroma Performance (Best Product Innovation), Renmatix (Best Innovation be an SME), Virent (Best Innovation for Sustainability) and Archroma - until recently part of Clariant - (Best Business Innovation).

You can see details of the winning entries and the shortlisted innovations in each category using the navigation bar above or through the links in the panel below, or, you can view the 16-page special ICIS publication celebrating the winners and innovation in general.

Entries were judged by a specially chosen panel of leading industry experts, all with a keen interest in innovation. They were looking for innovative projects that solve problems and provide solutions for companies, their customers and society at large, as well as the environment.

This year we are pleased that Roland Berger Strategy Consulting has stepped up to take the overall sponsorship of the ICIS Innovation Awards. They will award a prize to the overall winner this year, as well as sponsoring the Best Product Innovation category.

We are also delighted to welcome back U.S. Chemicals as a category sponsor and to welcome two new category sponsors: Versalis and Nexeo Solutions.

As in previous years, there are five innovation categories to choose from:



These now well-established Innovation Awards are designed to recognise those companies that have made significant steps forward in technological and business innovation, with tangible results emerging during 2012 and the early part of this year.

The Awards are open to companies around the world, reflecting ICIS's global coverage of the industry.

You can see more details of each category, including entry criteria and previous winners, by using the navigation bar above. This will also take you to pages dedicated to each sponsor, the judging panel and a full set of interviews with previous year’s winners. 

Congratulations to this year’s wining companies and all the shortlisted finalists!

The Sponsors: