The innovation award “Renewable Material of the Year”
The award is new and unique worldwide. For the first time, there will be a comprehensive award for the best renewable materials – which can be produced either from biomass, directly via CO2 utilisation, or recycling. The most exciting new materials made from renewable carbon will be nominated, which all have one thing in common: They avoid and substitute fossil-based materials. The renewable materials should already be on the market in products or their market introduction should take place in the foreseeable future. Companies looking for renewable materials should be able to source them soon.
First stage: From now until end March 2021
Producers and inventors of innovative technologies and applications are invited to hand in a completed application form (please see below) and a leaflet or a two-page PDF about the product in English including printable digital pictures (300 dpi), which are free of use in our subsequent media publicity. The documents should explain the particular aspects of the innovation and when it was launched on the market. It is also necessary to submit a sample of the product (or a small material sample if the product is too unhandy).
Delivery address and email contact: nova-Institut GmbH, Verena Bauchmüller, Chemiepark Knapsack, Gebaeude 0611, Industriestraße 300, 50354 Huerth, Germany
Second stage: Mid of April 2021
A jury consisting of representatives of the nova-Institute, the advisory board and sponsors of the conference will nominate the outstanding “Top 6” applicants prior to the conference.
After the jury has selected the “Top 6” candidates among the applicants, their application documents will be made available for download at the conference website to provide our audience and other interested parties a first glimpse of these innovations.
Third stage: At the conference (18 May 2021)
In a short 10-minute presentation, each of the six companies will introduce their innovation on the first day of the conference (18 May 2021). Following the presentations, the audience will choose the three winners, who will be presented with their awards at the innovation award ceremony (likewise on 18 May 2021, in the evening).
In addition, the “Top 6” will present their innovations in a shared exhibition space provided by the nova-Institute during the whole of the conference. Furthermore, there is the option to book your own exhibition space.
All winners and their innovations will be highlighted in the subsequent media coverage.
Please note that it is obligatory for the chosen “Top 6” candidates to present their product at the conference on 18 May 2021. Each “Top 6” candidate will get one free 2-day ticket and further tickets at a discount rate.