Award application

The innovation award “Cellulose Fibre Innovation of the Year 2021” will be granted to the innovative cellulose fibre industry for the development of new technologies and applications. All producers and inventors along the entire value chain from feedstock to the final product are invited to join the competition.

First stage: From now until end of November 2020

Producers and inventors of innovative technologies and applications are invited to hand in a completed application form (please see below) and a leaflet or a two-page PDF about the product in English including printable digital pictures (300 dpi), which are free of use in our subsequent media publicity. The documents should explain the particular aspects of the innovation and when it was launched on the market. It is also necessary to submit a sample of the product (or a small material sample if the product is too unhandy).

Delivery address and email contact: nova-Institut GmbH, Dr.rer.nat. Seena Koyadan, Chemiepark Knapsack, Gebaeude 0611, Industriestraße 300, 50354 Huerth, Germany

Second stage: End of December 2020

A jury consisting of representatives of the nova-Institute, the advisory board and sponsors of the conference will nominate the outstanding “Top 6” applicants prior to the conference.
After the jury has selected the “Top 6” candidates among the applicants, their application documents will be made available for download at the conference website to provide our audience and other interested parties a first glimpse of these innovations.

Third stage: At the conference (2 February 2021)

In a short 10-minute presentation, each of the six companies will introduce their innovation on the first day of the conference (2 February 2021). Following the presentations, the audience will choose the three winners, who will be presented with their awards at the innovation award ceremony (likewise on 2 February 2021, in the evening).
In addition, the “Top 6” will present their innovations in a shared exhibition space provided by the nova-Institute during the whole of the conference. Furthermore, there is the option to book your own exhibition space.

All winners and their innovations will be highlighted in the subsequent media coverage.
Please note that it is obligatory for the chosen “Top 6” candidates to present their product at the conference on 2 February 2021. Each “Top 6” candidate will get one free 2-day ticket and further tickets at a discount rate.

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