Fi Europe 2022: Innovation Awards Winners

The Fi Innovation Awards Ceremony was successfully held at the end of the first show day of Fi Europe 2022, on Tuesday December 6. Our expert jury had the chance to review hundreds of applications and crown the following the winners!

Did you miss the ceremony? Make sure to watch our highlights video!

Sensory Innovation Award

Cargill (USA) for Gerkens Sweety Cocoa Powders, two natural cocoa powders that enable 30 per cent sugar reduction in chocolate drinks, without the need for sweeteners or artificial ingredients.

Sensory Innovation Award - Highly Commended


MycoTechnogy’s ClearIQ is a natural, clean-label bitter-blocker and flavor-clarifier. 

Diversity & Inclusivity Innovation Award



Ingredion (USA) for its Women in Ingredion Business Resource Group. Established in December 2020 to empower women for an equal future, the group now has an inclusive network of members across EMEA, Asia-Pacific, North America and South America.

Diversity & Inclusivity Innovation Award - Highly Commended



DSM’s commitment to brighter futures for all – improving the working lives of PwDs in Brazil.

Food Tech Innovation Award


Sweegen (USA) for its novel bioconversion process for the production of Bestevia Reb M, the first new stevia ingredient produced via a new production technology to be approved for use in the European market by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

NEW in 2022: Food Training & Education Award


Mane (France) for its Food Development Training with flavourist students at ISIPCA, Paris, and future chefs at the Culinary Arts Academy in Switzerland.

Sustainability Innovation Award


ofi for Cocoa Compass, it’s ambition to make the future of cocoa more sustainable. A future in which farmers can earn a living income, children come first and the natural world is protected.

Plant based Innovation Award

Bunge (USA) for its PurePro pea and faba proteins. Delivering 2g protein per serving, PurePro can be used to create superior vegan cheeses with improved sensory and nutritional profiles.

Health Innovation Award


Limagrain (France) for LifyWheat wheat flour, a multipurpose functional ingredient for bread, pasta and biscuits. High in fibre and resistant starch, LifyWheat helps reduce blood sugar levels after a meal and has a prebiotic effect on gut microbiota.