Join the competition for the “Renewable Material of the Year 2022”

Submit your innovation by 15 March, participants at the “Renewable Materials Conference” will vote for the winners

The answer to the hunt for renewable materials: The Renewable Materials Conference 10 – 12 May 2022, Cologne (Germany, hybrid event). Its unique concept of presenting all renewable material solutions at one event hits the mark: bio-based, CO2-based and recycled are the only available alternatives to fossil-based chemicals and materials.

Ready-to-use fossil-free sustainable material solutions with a low carbon footprint are in fast-growing demand. Innovative brand owners are keeping an eye out for such solutions, in particular those that will soon reach the mainstream. 

To further motivate this trend, the innovation award “Renewable Material of the Year 2022”, organised by nova-Institute and sponsored by Covestro, will be granted at the Renewable Materials Conference 2022. Producers and inventors of innovative technologies and applications based on biomass, CO2 or advanced recycling are invited to submit their innovation by 15 March

A jury consisting of representatives of nova-Institute, the advisory board and sponsors of the conference will nominate the outstanding “Top 6” applicants prior to the conference. In a short 10-minute presentation, each of these six companies will introduce their innovation on the second day of the conference (11 May 2022).

The final award winners will be chosen by the conference participants on the second day of the conference. nova-Institute will use its large network of 100,000 companies and hundreds of press contacts to generate market demand for the winners.

Join the competition! Find all information about the “Renewable Material of the Year 2022” award here:

More information on the Renewable Materials Conference 2022 as well as the preliminary program can be found at:


nova-Institute, press release, 2022-02-22.


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