170424 Logo ICISICIS Launches This Year's Search for Best Chemical Industry Innovations

ICIS, the trusted information provider for the global chemical and energy industries, today calls for entries for its 14th annual ICIS Innovation Awards, designed to recognise outstanding technological and business innovation in the chemical industry.

ICIS is pleased to confirm Elsevier's R&D Solutions, the information analytics company specialising in science and health, as the lead sponsor for the Awards for the second year running.

Distribution company U.S. Chemicals, a Maroon Group company, 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 have the continued support of all three sponsors, a sign that the awards continue to be successful in their goal of highlighting the importance of innovation in the chemical industry.

"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 - by both companies and individuals."

Christina Valimaki, senior director, chemical segment marketing, at Elsevier's R&D Solutions, and also a member of the ICIS Innovation Awards judging panel, adds: "The demands on those working in chemical R&D and manufacturing to create and commercialise solutions that solve business challenges and support the industry's customers, society at large and the environment, are vast.

"Elsevier's R&D Solutions is excited to partner with the ICIS Innovation Awards again this year to honour the scientists and researchers who are at the heart of some of the industry's greatest advances. We look forward to putting a spotlight on the individual people behind these groundbreaking innovations via the Alpha Innovator of the Year Award, now in its second year."

Celebrating success 

The ICIS Innovation Awards enable companies and individuals 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 Chemical
  • Innovation with Best Benefit for Environment and Sustainability - sponsored by U.S. Chemicals

The two categories for individuals -- the Alpha Innovator of the Year Award - launched last year, will honour individual industrial researchers for their outstanding contributions in two areas:

  • New Product Development/Process Optimisation
  • 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 2017. The winners will be announced in October 2017.

For more information or to enter the awards, visit http://www.icis.com/awards or call John Baker on +44-20-8652-3153.


ISIS, London