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 wee invited to hand in their application.
The innovation award “Hemp Product of the Year 2019” is sponsored by HempFlax.
Academy of Design and Crafts Münster (DE), Light Sculptures Monas
The innovative design light sculptures are made of hemp cellulose. For the production of the handmade paper, they used hemp cellulose (Cannabis sativa - Moraceae) and potato flour. The round and damp handmade paper sheets dry directly on the wire frame where it is attached. As the damp fibres links together in a natural way, usage of glue is not necessary. To improve the stability, certain functional characteristics and for paper finishing, paper pulp are mixed with environmentally friendly wall paper paste. Later the mixture and strips of paper are applied in layers. After the drying process, the wire frame is pressed together and is removed. www.akademie-gestaltung.de
BAFA Neu GmbH (DE), Absolute Hemp Protein
Innovative hemp protein powder contains over 70% complete protein. It has a nutty taste and white color. It is much creamier and mixable with liquids and it doesn’t contain insoluble fiber fraction. The hemp protein powder is naturally white which ensures great bright colors in shakes when mixed with fresh fruit such as strawberries, raspberries or mango. This product is 100% natural and is also available in a certified organic version. Hemp protein powder is an ideal protein supplement for athletic vegetarians and vegans. It is allergen free and a complete protein. www.bafa-gmbh.de
Hempster HB (SE), Raw Vegan Shake
Raw Vegan Shake is a fresh, yummy, organic hemp drink designed to optimize the nutritional benefit of hemp seeds. It is locally produced and comes in four flavors: Chocolate, Chai Latte, Cocos and Vanilla Malt. This shake is ideal for breakfast, as a nourishing snack or as an energy drink and it contains high-quality and valuable essential nutriments. Through a unique production method from Hempster, they have created a product which ticks all the boxes and gives the customer a pleasant, satisfying drinking experience. www.hempster.se
Hemptouch d.o.o. (SI), Hemptouch Balancing Face Cream
Hemptouch Balancing Face Cream is a first ever skin care product formulated with a unique trilogy of industrial hemp extracts such as hemp hydrolate, CBD and hemp seed oil. This innovative face cream combats blemished and acne-prone skin, one of the biggest segments in skin care industry. It brings a brand-new approach to the fight against acne and oily skin, proving that hemp is a powerful alternative to over the counter medicine. Hemp hydrolate has antimicrobial properties, visibly tightens pores and smooths skin texture. CBD extract helps to control excess oil production which prevents blemishes and purifies acne-prone skin. Hemp seed oil with its nurturing omega acids restores healthy-looking radiance. This cream is dermatologically tested, proven to reduce the secretion of sebum.
Trifilon AB (SE), Trifilon BioLite
Trifilon offers a green alternative with BioLite. BioLite is a polypropylene that is reinforced with 30% hemp fibers. Hemp makes some of the world’s strongest natural fibers, the products made with BioLite are light and durable. BioLite’s hemp fibers enhance and improve material properties for many applications. This technology gives manufacturers a way to meaningfully begin working with renewable feedstocks and an excellent one in hemp. www.trifilon.com
hanfwerk Feinkostmanufaktur UG / haftungsbeschränkt (DE), Hanfling – Hanfling Bombay – Hanfling Chorizo
The Hanfling is an organic, vegan friendly product in three different tastes. Hanfling Nature - Hanfling Bombay and Hanfling Chorizo. This can be eaten as raw or fried such as grilled or toasted. This product needs to be refrigerated with an expiry date of 6 months. They use hemp seeds as the main ingredients as well as self-made hemp-tofu. The product is available in around 100 organic supermarkets in Germany. www.hanfwerk.de
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.