The submission deadline for the Innovation Award “Bio-based Material of the Year 2018″ is still open until mid of April!

The winners will be chosen by the participants of the “11th International Conference on Bio-based Materials”

The established innovation award “Bio-based Material of the Year 2018” award will be granted to the innovative and trend setting bio-based materials and products. Producers and inventors of bio-based products are invited to hand over their application by mid of April 2018.

The award will be carried out within the framework of the “11th International Conference on Bio-based Materials” in Cologne, 15-16 May 2018. Each nominated “Top 6” candidate will get one free 2-day ticket for the conference and there is no entry fee to apply for the award!

The event is a well-established meeting point for companies working in the field of bio-based chemicals and materials. This is a unique opportunity to market your bio-based material and product and we suppose you have innovative products. What you all need to do is to fill out the form and you will get a lot in return. After each ten-minute presentation, the participants of the conference select the winner of the Innovation Prize “Bio-based Material of the Year”. If you are one of the three winners, the nova-Institut will issue a worldwide press release and use all communication channels to publicise your material and product. You will be surprised by the impact!

Please find the detailed information about the of the innovation award and application documents here:

Past innovation award winners are companies like Bio-Lutions, Covestro, Fischerwerke, Ecovative Design, Evonik, FKuR, Hib Trim Part Solutions, NewLight Technologies, Omodo, Orineo, Paptic, Phytowelt, Qmilk and Staedtler Mars. We received a great feedback from these companies and they reported a significant boost for their bio-based innovation after the conference. For more details about the winners from the last years:

For  further information regarding the application, Asta Partanen (,
+49 (0)151-1113-0128) and Seena Koyadan (, +49(0)151-6199-5354) are glad to assist you. We appreciate if you could please get back to us by the mid of April at the latest.

We look forward to seeing you at the at the International Conference on Bio-based Materials, 15 – 16 May 2018 in Cologne: We expect more than 200 participants, mainly from the industry.


nova-Institut GmbH, 2018-04-04.


Bio-Lutions GmbH
Covestro AG
Ecovative Design LLC
Evonik Industries AG
fischerwerke Artur Fischer Gmbh & Co. KG
FKuR Kunststoff GmbH
Newlight Technologies LLC
nova-Institut GmbH
Orineo BVBA
Paptic Ltd
Phytowelt Green Technologies GmbH
QMilch Deutschland GmbH
Staedtler Mars GmbH & Co. KG


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