ICIS launches chemical Industry Innovation Awards

22 April 2013: ICIS, the trusted information provider for the global chemical and energy industries, today calls for entries for its 10th annual ICIS Innovation Awards, designed to recognise outstanding technological and business innovation in the chemical industry.

ICIS is pleased to welcome international management consultancy Roland Berger Strategy Consultants as overall sponsor of the Awards, who will also sponsor the Best Product Innovation category this year.

Neil Checker, a partner at Roland Berger and also a member of the Awards judging panel said: “Together with our fellow sponsors we look forward with excitement to reviewing the submissions this year and honouring the winners.”

U.S Chemicals is again sponsoring the Innovation with Best Environmental Benefit category. And this year ICIS welcomes for the first time Italy’s Versalis and US-based distributor Nexeo Solutions as new sponsors, for the Best Innovation for Sustainability and the Best Business Innovation categories.

The awards enable companies to celebrate their success in the vital activity of innovation and the increasingly important areas of sustainability and environmental performance.

There are five categories:

  • Best Product Innovation – sponsored by Roland Berger
  • Best Innovation by a Small or Medium-sized Enterprise (SME)
  • Best Business Innovation – sponsored by Nexeo Solutions
  • Best Innovation for Sustainability – sponsored by Versal
  • Innovation with the Best Environmental Benefit – sponsored by U.S. Chemicals

John Baker, Global Editor at ICIS and organiser of the Award said: “We are delighted to be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Awards this year. They continue to grow and gain industry support. We once again look forward to highlighting the very best of innovation in the chemical industry later in the year.

“There is tremendous effort and investment going into innovation in the chemical sector today, as companies seek answers to many of society’s global problems and seek to ensure their long-term sustainability.”

The Awards are open to entry from today, with a deadline for entries of 3 July 2013. The winners will be announced on 21 October 2013.

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For further information contact:
John Baker
Global Editor, ICIS
Tel: + 44 20 8652 3153
john.baker@icis.com

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