Fi EUROPE INNOVATION AWARDS

Join us for the Fi Europe Innovation Awards 6th December 18.00-20.00, Terminal 7, Hal 7.4 to celebrate people, companies and
organisations breaking new ground in the Food & Beverage industry.
With the support of leading Food & Beverage associations and media partners, the Fi Innovation Awards have become the most prestigious awards in the Food & Beverage industry. Achievements in various categories will be assessed by an esteemed jury of industry professionals, chaired by Prof. Colin Dennis, CBE, PhD, FIFST, FIFT, FIAFST, CFS, Csci.

The Fi Europe Innovation Awards honours professionals and companies for their ability to
demonstrate and stimulate innovation, and for their contribution to the
industry.


2022 Award Categories

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 systems introduced/significantly improved within 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.

Plant-based Innovation Award

This award recognises an organisation or company that has developed the best plant-based ingredient, or application based on plant-based ingredient, in terms of sensory and physical properties or application costs. 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 ingredient/process introduced within 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 entries ingredient/application introduced within the last 2 years.

Food Tech Innovation Award

This awards an organisation or company that has developed an innovative technical/processing/manufacturing/packaging/waste reduction solution or service for food ingredients or finished products. Preference will be given to solutions/services introduced within the last 2 years.

Food Training & Education*

This awards an organisation, association or company which has a demonstrable record, over at least 2 years, of providing pioneering or innovative training and education initiatives in food and nutrition, which are likely to impact the health and well-being of consumers. * This award is open to non-exhibiting companies, organisations and associations.

The Fi Europe Innovation Awards 2022 are open only to companies and organizations who are exhibiting at Fi & Hi Europe. Only the Food Training & Education Award is open to nominations from non-exhibiting companies, associations or organisations.

This year for the first time, the Food Training & Education Award* will acknowledge an organisation, association or company for actively contributing to and supporting pioneering ideas or innovative educational initiatives in food and nutrition, likely to positively impact the health and well-being of consumers.
*This award is open to non-exhibiting companies, organisations and associations.  


The winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony during Fi & Hi Europe– taking place online and in-person from 28 November – 23 December 2022. 

Please find here the Entry T&cs and here you can find the Judging Criteria.

If you have any questions related to the awards you can reach out to Duygu Ozer de Kruijf at [email protected]

 

Read success stories from past Innovation Award winners

Watch the interviews with some of last years winners during Fi Europe 2021.

Fi Europe 2021 Food Tech Innovation Awards Winner: Christian Hansen

Fi Europe 2021 Health Innovation Awards Winner: Nutrileads 

Fi Europe 2021 Clean Label & Natural Innovation Awards Winner: Bunge Loders Croklaan

Fi Europe 2021 Sensory Innovation Awards Winner:
AAK