ICIS Innovation Awards 2023

17 October 2023, Savoy, London

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Best Innovation by a Small or Medium-sized Enterprise

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The Best Innovation by a SME category gives SMEs, who are a great source and reservoir of innovation, a chance to shine.

While the chemicals industry is often dominated by the big players, we understand that some of the most unique and ground-breaking innovations come from the smaller companies that are brave enough to take the leap into the unknown.

Why enter?

  • Get your innovation in front of the key players in the space who recognise talent when they see it
  • Announce yourself to the industry by being on the cutting edge of innovation within the chemicals sector
  • A great way to garner investment by showing of your innovation’s credentials

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This award will be judged on its value to the chemicals industry as well as its commercial viability. Finding the sweet spot between something that is truly innovative that can also be used in the industry today is the way to win our judges’ favour. Your innovation will also be judged on its sustainability credentials, in the current climate it is impossible to be moving forward without thinking about how we can create a more sustainable future. Show us how you’ve considered the impact on the environment at large when entering.

So if you work for small company or a start-up let us know how you are changing the game within the chemicals industry.
To recognise the breadth of innovation in the chemical sector, ICIS Innovation Awards are given in six categories.
As well as a winner in each category, ICIS selects an overall winner each year, chosen from the five category winners.
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How to Enter

When entering it’s important to be as explanatory as possible within the guidelines set. Our judges want to know what your innovation is, how it works, what the value is, whether it is commercially viable and how sustainable it is.

Stick to the facts when entering, our judges are experts in the field so will not be won over with PR speak, we want good honest innovation. Be sure to add supporting materials including quantitative data, whitepapers, websites and research with your submission.