Fi Innovation Awards Winners

The Fi Innovation Awards Ceremony was successfully held at the end of the first show day of Fi Europe & Ni 2019! With over 180 applications and 34 shortlisted companies, all the winners and highly commended companies were selected by our Jury and announced on Tuesday 3 December.

Read our press release for a summary of the award winners. Did you miss the ceremony? Watch our video for the highlights of the event!

Clean Label & Natural

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The best clean label ingredient or process in terms of sensory and physical properties or application costs.



Royal Koopmans


Diversity and Inclusion

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An organisation/project that creates a work environment that offers equal opportunities for all employees irrespective of their gender, race, religious background, sexual orientation, and physical or mental ability.

International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF)

International Trade Centre, Empowering women to Trade Programme

F&B Categories

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An innovative ingredient or process in terms of sensory and physical properties or application costs in any of the following four categories in the F&B Industry: Dairy, Bread & Bakery, Beverages, Confectionery & Snacks.

DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences

Highly Commended

PB Leiner


Food Tech

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An innovative processing or packaging technical solution or service for food ingredients or finished products.

BRACE GmbH - Chemie - Plastics - DataSystems - Esthétiques

Highly Commended





Functional Medal Icon

Development of the best ingredient or application in terms of proven functional properties beyond basic nutritional value



Chr. Hansen A/S


Future of Nutrition Award

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Active contribution to and support of pioneering ideas or educational initiatives likely to disrupt accepted foodsupply systems

(beyond 5 years).



Arla Foods Ingredients


Nucaps Nanotechnology, S.L.

Highly Commended

Organic Champion Award

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Improvement of traceability, growth of product lines, cost-savings or any other innovative ways contributing to the availability of organic products in the F&B industry.

Diana Food

Panteley Toshev Ltd.

Tradin Organic B.V.

There was no winner for this category: The panel of judges agreed there was no significant distinction between the three finalists to make a clear decision for the winner.


Plant Based Medal Icon

The most innovative plant-based ingredient or consumer product that helps the customer easily replace a similarly used animal-derived product without compromising on quality.

Döhler Group





Protein Medal Icon

An innovative protein ingredient or process in terms of sensory and physical properties or application costs.

Arla Foods Ingredients


Ebro Ingredients





Reformulation Medal Icon

The best solution (natural or synthetic) for increasing fibre content or reducing salt, sugar or fat whilst maintaining or enhancing the sensory (flavour, texture) and physical properties of the ingredient replaced without increasing application costs.

Griffith Foods


Taura Natural Ingredients


Sustainability Champion Award

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A measurable sustainability strategy that champions environmental or social sustainability in the F&B industry.

Archer Daniels Midland Company