The Innovation Award highlights products that entered the market in 2019 or are just about to launch. On 14 – 15 November 2019, the largest conference on Wood-Plastic Composites (WPC) and Natural Fibre Composites (NFC) worldwide will take place in Cologne: the 8th Biocomposites Conference Cologne. Producers and inventors of innovative, new applications for WPC and NFC were invited to hand in their applications for the Innovation Award “Biocomposite of the Year 2019".
The Innovation Award “Biocomposite of the Year 2019” is sponsored by Coperion.
First stage: From now until end of September 2019
Producers and inventors of innovative materials 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).
Second stage: Mid-October 2019
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 from the conference website to provide our audience and other interested individuals a first glimpse of these innovations.
Third stage: At the conference (14-15 November 2019)
In a short 10-minute presentation, each of the six companies will introduce their innovation on the first day of the conference (November 14, 2019). Following the presentations, the audience will choose the three winners, who will be presented with their awards at the Innovation Award Ceremony (likewise on 14 November 2019, in the evening).
The “Top 6” will present their innovations in a shared exhibition space provided by the nova-Institute. Additionally there is the option to book your own exhibition space (For information, click here).
All winners and their innovations will be highlighted in the subsequent media coverage.
An overview of all winners of the past conferences is available for download here (PDF).
Please note that it is obligatory for the chosen “Top 6” candidates to be physically present on 14 November 2019 at the event in Cologne in order to present their product to our audience. Each “Top 6” candidate will get one free 2-day ticket and further tickets at a discount rate.