ICIS Launches Chemical Industry Innovation Awards for 2016
ICIS the trusted information provider for the global chemical and energy industries, calls for entries for its 13th annual ICIS Innovation Awards designed to recognise outstanding technological and business innovation in the chemical industry
ICIS is pleased to welcome Elsevier R&D Solutions as the new lead sponsor for the Awards.
Together, ICIS and the new sponsor are launching the Alpha Innovator of the Year Award, to recognise individual excellence in chemical industry innovation in the Awards for the first time.
Distribution company U.S. Chemicals continues as a category sponsor, supporting the Innovation with Best Benefit for Environment and Sustainability category. ExxonMobil Chemical also stays on board, sponsoring the category for Best Innovation by a Small or Medium-sized Enterprise.
John Baker, ICIS Innovation Awards manager at ICIS, comments: “We are delighted to be able to expand the awards this year in partnership with our new lead sponsor, Elsevier R&D Solutions, to reward individual as well as corporate successes. “The awards continue to grow and gain industry support and last year attracted a record level of entries. We once again look forward to highlighting the very best of innovation in the chemical industry.”
Christina Valimaki, senior director for chemical industry marketing at Elsevier R&D Solutions, and she is a member of the ICIS Innovation Awards judging panel, comments that: “We’re in a difficult market with unyielding cost pressures, product proliferation and regulatory scrutiny. “In this environment, we believe in empowering those who are pioneering innovative approaches to business, the environment and sustainability. Elsevier R&D Solutions is therefore thrilled to support this work with leading chemistry decision tools and scientific databases, and to work with ICIS this year promoting awareness about the important work of this year’s roster of winners.”
The ICIS Innovation 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 four categories for companies to enter
– Best Product Innovation
– Best Process Innovation
– Best Innovation by a Small or Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) – sponsored by ExxonMobil
– Innovation with Best Benefit for Environment and Sustainability – sponsored by U.S.
Plus, the new individual Alpha Innovator of the Year Award – which will honour two industrial researchers for their outstanding contributions in two areas: New product development/process optimisation and Environment and sustainability.
The ICIS Innovation Awards and the Alpha Innovator of the Year Award are open to entry from today, with a deadline for entries of 30 June 2016. The winners will be announced in October 2016.
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