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Fi Europe Innovation Awards

Entry deadline
6th September 2024

Why enter

Celebrating innovation

Free to enter for exhibitors at Fi Europe, the Innovation Awards celebrate the teams, individuals and companies breaking new ground in the food ingredients industry.

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Who can enter

The Fi Europe Innovation Awards are open only to companies and organisations who are exhibiting at Fi Europe. Only the Diversity & Inclusion category is open to nominations from non-exhibiting companies, associations or organisations.

2024 Categories
The Fi Europe Innovation Awards recognise the brilliance of the sector across the following categories:
Dairy Alternative Innovation Award (NEW)

This award recognises an organisation or company that has developed the best plant-based dairy alternative ingredient, or application based on a plant-based dairy alternative ingredient, in terms of sensory and physical properties or application costs. Preference will be given to those innovations introduced in the last 2 years.

Diversity & Inclusion Innovation Award

This awards an organisation or company for creating a work environment that offers equal opportunities for all employees, irrespective of their gender, race, religious background, sexual orientation, and physical or mental ability. Preference will be given to practices introduced/significantly improved within the last 2 years. *This award is open to non-exhibiting companies, organisations and associations. Preference will be given to applications introduced within the last 2 years.

Food Manufacturing Award (NEW)

This award recognises an organisation or company that has developed innovative food manufacturing or packaging equipment which improves the manufacturing efficiency, reduces waste and/or enhances product safety. Preference will be given to those innovations introduced in the last 2 years.

Future Foodtech Innovation Award (NEW)

This award recognises an organisation or company that has developed an innovative processing or bioprocessing technology solution or service, which has the potential to improve the production, the functionality and/or cost of food ingredients. Preference will be given to those innovations introduced in the last 2 years.

Health Innovation Award

This awards an organisation or company for the development of the best ingredient or application in terms of proven contribution to digestive, cognitive, immune or physical health. Preference will be given to those innovations introduced in the last 2 years.

Pet food Innovation Award (NEW)

This award recognises an organisation or company that has developed the best ingredient or application specifically for the pet food category, in terms of sensory and physical properties or application costs. Preference will be given to those innovations introduced in the last 2 years.

Plant-based Innovation Award

This award recognises an organisation or company that has developed the best plant-based ingredient, or application based on a plant-based ingredient, in terms of sensory and physical properties or application costs. Preference will be given to those innovations introduced in the last 2 years Preference will be given to ingredients/applications introduced within the last 2 years.

Sensory Innovation Award

This awards an organisation or company that has developed the best ingredient or process in terms of enhancing the sensory experience of food products, such as taste, texture, smell and/or appearance, without significantly increasing application costs. Preference will be given to those innovations introduced in the last 2 years.

Sustainability Innovation Award

This awards an organisation or company for a measurable supply system that demonstrates environmental, economic and/or socially sustainable practices in the F&B industry. Preference will be given to those innovations introduced in the last 2 years.

Winners on stage during Fi Innovation Awards
Become the benchmark for success
Submit your entry today and become the industry standard. The awards are free to enter, and we welcome entries across multiple categories.
The judges
The Fi Europe Innovation Awards prides itself on its judging panel. These independent industry experts from around the world have been specially chosen for their knowledge, credentials and objectivity.
Prof. Colin Dennis
Prof. Colin Dennis
Chair Board of Trustees

Jury Chair

Michael Adams
Michael Adams
Campden BRI

Head of Product Innovation

João Brites
João Brites
HowGood

Director of Growth & Innovation

Sandra Einerhand
Sandra Einerhand
Einerhand

Science & Innovation - Nutrition Consultant

Ian D. Healey
Ian D. Healey
PetFood PRO

Editorial Director - Dr. Harnisch Publications; Food Marketing & Technology, drinkworld

Nick Henson
Nick Henson
Freelance

Food Product Developer

Dr. V. Krishnakumar
Dr. V. Krishnakumar
Giract

Managing Director

Efi Leontopoulou
Efi Leontopoulou
EAS Strategies

Manager Scientific and Regulatory Affairs

Rosemary Maguire
Rosemary Maguire
Essence (Pty) Ltd

Managing Director

Speaker on stage in the sustainability hub at Fi Europe
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