ICIS launches search for best chemical industry innovations

Author: ICIS Editorial


LONDON (ICIS)--ICIS on Friday launched its 16th annual ICIS Innovation Awards, designed to recognise outstanding technological and business innovation in the chemical industry.

BASF, one of the world’s leading chemical producers, is once again the overall lead sponsor for the Awards.

"As the most innovative company in the chemical industry, BASF has long been developing solutions for the biggest challenges of our time, and has enjoyed great success in doing so,” says Detlef Kratz, president of process research and chemical engineering at BASF.

“For this reason, we are honoured to support the ICIS Innovation Award again this year and acknowledge the teams and people behind contributions for a sustainable future. We are optimistic that brilliant minds will come up with outstanding ideas. We wish all of them great success.”

US chemicals distributor Maroon Group and professional services company Accenture continue as category sponsors in the Awards.

John Baker, ICIS Innovation Awards manager at ICIS, comments: “We are delighted to have the continued support of all three sponsors again, a sign that the Awards continue to be successful in their goal of highlighting the importance of innovation in the chemical industry.

“The awards continue to gain industry support and recognition and last year attracted a high level and quality of entries. We once again look forward to highlighting the very best of innovation in the chemical industry.”

The ICIS Innovation Awards enable companies to celebrate their success in the vital activity of product and process innovation and the increasingly important areas of sustainability and environmental performance.

For full details of the Awards, go to www.icis.com/awards.