Innovation Awards

Looking for the best in chemical innovation…

ICIS has launched the search for the very best in innovation in the chemical industry. Now in their 16th year, the 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 advancing progress towards sustainability. 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. The winners will be those companies that have made significant steps forward in technological and business innovation, with tangible results emerging during 2018 and the early part of this year.

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Entry Categories

To recognise the breadth of innovation in the chemicals sector, the ICIS Innovation Awards offer four categories to enter, as detailed below. Companies may enter as many innovations as they wish, but can enter each innovation into one category only. Using the format in the online entry form, entrants should outline the innovation and its importance, the science behind it, the key advances/issues overcome, and what the main business benefits are to the company, the market and the customer, or the environment and sustainability. The statement can be supported by uploaded files containing technical information and presentations, sales & marketing literature, press releases and any editorial coverage the innovation has attracted.

Best product Innovation

sponsored by Accenture


Best Process Innovation
Best Innovation by a Small or Medium- sized Enterprise
Innovation with Best Benefit to the Environment and Sustainability

sponsored by Maroon Group

Read all about last year’s awards and winners
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Independent panel of judges

To ensure the ICIS Innovation Awards identify the very best in innovation from the global chemicals industry, ICIS has enlisted a panel of six leading innovation experts from the industry and wider innovation community. These will select the winners in each of the four categories and an overall Best Innovation for 2019. This award will be presented by BASF as overall sponsor

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Sponsor support

ICIS is pleased this year to welcome back BASF as the overall sponsor of the ICIS Innovation Awards. ICIS is also grateful for the continued support of Maroon Group and Accenture as category sponsors. We thank them for their support of the Innovation with Best Benefit for the Environment and Sustainability category and the Best Product Innovation category, respectively.

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