The biannual essenscia Innovation Award is the most prestigious price for industrial innovation in Belgium. With this competition essenscia aims to promote the many innovations in the Belgian industry and to encourage companies to invest even more in innovative and sustainable products and applications.

Access to the competition is open to all industrial companies operating in Belgium. During the evaluation of the innovation projects the jury takes into account various criteria such as a clear link with chemistry, life sciences or materials, the contribution towards sustainable development, the strategy for intellectual property management and the value added for the Belgian economy.

The winner will be awarded a prize of 30.000 euros. 

This year the Innovation Award gains extra allure because essenscia, the Belgian federation for chemistry, plastics and life sciences industries, celebrates its one hundredth anniversary. By participating you will then contribute to a century brimful of innovation.

The award ceremony will take place on 2 April 2019 in Brussels in the presence of Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid.

Download the brochure with the participation rules