For the 2nd time, the Innovation Award “Hemp Product of the Year 2019” will be granted to the young, innovative industrial hemp industry for finding suitable applications and markets for industrial hemp based products. Hemp products could be hemp food, pharmaceuticals, textiles, biocomposites, construction and insulation material and many more. The focus of the award is on new developments within these business areas. Producers and inventors of innovative industrial hemp products are invited to hand in their application by end of April 2019.
The innovation award “Hemp Product of the Year 2019” is sponsored by HempFlax.
First stage: From now on until 6 May 2019
Producers and inventors of innovative industrial hemp based products (all kind of industrial hemp products) are invited to hand in a completed application form (Call for innovations is closed) and a leaflet or a two-pager 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-May 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 (5-6 June 2019)
In a short 10-minute presentation, each of the six companies will introduce its innovation on the first day of the conference (on June 5, 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 5 June 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 see here).
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 be physically present on 5 June 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.