For the first time nova-Institute and Covestro will grant the Innovation Award for the "Best CO2 Utilisation 2019” at the conference “7th Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers“ (20–21 March 2019, Maternushaus, Cologne, Germany) to the young, innovative CCU industry for finding suitable applications and markets for CO2-based products and technologies.
Deadline: Producers and inventors of innovative CO2-based products and technologies are invited to hand in their application by 4 February 2019.
The Innovation Award for the "Best CO2 Utilisation 2019” is sponsored by Covestro.
First stage: From now by 4 February 2019
Producers and inventors of innovative CO2-based materials are invited to hand in a completed application form (please see below) of the product in English including printable digital pictures (300 dpi), which are free of use in our subsequent media publicity. The documents should explain the particular aspects of the innovation and when it was launched on the market. It is also necessary to submit a sample of the product (or a small material sample if the product is too unhandy).
Second stage: Mid of February
A jury consisting of representatives of the nova-Institute and the advisory board of the conference will nominate the outstanding “Top 6” applicants prior to the conference. After the jury has selected the “Top 6” candidates, their application documents will be made available for download from the conference website to give a first glimpse of the innovations for our audience and other interested individuals.
Third stage: At the conference (20 March 2019)
At the first day of the conference (on 20 March 2019) each one of the six companies will introduce its innovation in a short 10-minute presentation for which the “Top 6” candidates will be supported by the award sponsor Covestro with a professional coaching. Following the presentations, the audience will choose the three winners, who will be awarded at the Innovation Award Ceremony (likewise on 20 March 2019, in the evening). The “Top 6” also will present their innovations in a shared exhibition space provided by the nova-Institute. Additionally, there is the option to book your own exhibition space (for information see here).
Please note that it is obligatory for the chosen “Top 6” candidates to be physically present on 20 March 2019 at the event in Cologne in order to present their product to our audience. Each “Top 6” candidate will get one free 2-day ticket and further tickets at a discount rate.
If you need any other information regarding the application, we are glad to assist you. Please address your questions and send your samples to:
Dr. Pia Skoczinski
50354 Hürth, Germany
Telefon: +49 (0)2233 - 48 14 56