LONDON, May 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The ICIS Innovation Awards is open for its 17th year, providing chemicals businesses the opportunity to submit their latest innovation for one of the most fast-paced, volatile markets in the world. The awards are free to enter and will close on July 31.
The winning entries will be judged by key players of the chemicals, with representatives from BASF, Maroon Group, Accenture as well as independent industry figures headlining the judging panel.
The ICIS Innovation Awards has five categories:
- Best product innovation
- Best process innovation
- Best innovation by a start-up/SME
- Best sustainable product innovation
- Best sustainable process innovation
Will Beacham, ICIS Chemical Business Deputy Editor and 2019 chair of the judging panel said: "Effective innovation has the potential to provide the new products, services and business processes which will be essential for the industry to thrive as it emerges from this period of unprecedented change.
"The Awards enable us to shine a light on the chemical industry and supports our vision of connecting global commodity markets and driving customer outcomes to utilise the world's resources," he continued.
The winners of the categories will be featured in an exclusive ICIS Innovation Awards supplement, as well as recognition from our ICIS experts and leading judging panel.
Previous winners of the award include Linde, who was the overall winner in 2019 for its Dryref and Synspire – redefinition of efficiency in steam reforming, and Croda International who won the best product innovation awards with Croda's Star Polymer.
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