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Europe: FiE opens applications for Awards

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The 2017 Fi Europe Innovation Awards are open for applications with 10 newly created categories spanning all industry sectors.

The Awards recognize and reward the ability to demonstrate and stimulate innovation.

Especially for young start-ups, FiE offers the second Start-up Innovation Challenge for companies to share a pioneering project with a broader audience.

Both the Start-up Innovation Challenge and the Future of Nutrition Award, one of the 10 Fi Europe Innovation Awards categories, are open to FiE exhibitors and non-exhibitors. The other nine Fi Europe Innovation Awards categories are open exclusively to Fi Europe & Ni 2017 exhibitors.

The Awards categories include Sustainability Champion Award, Organic Champion Award, Clean Label & Natural Innovation Award and Life Stages Innovation Award.

The day before FiE starts, those shortlisted companies will present their entries to the jury behind closed doors; the 10 winners will then be announced to the public at an evening ceremony on November 28.

To enter the competition, projects must have been launched between September 1, 2015 and September 1, 2017.

Closing date for entries is September 22 for the Innovation Awards and October 23 for the Start-up Innovation Challenge.