Award application

Innovation Award “Best CO2 Utilisation 2020”


The innovation award is sponsored by Covestro.

Six nominated products have been published:


First stage: From now until 7 February 2020!

Producers and inventors of innovative products and technologies are invited to hand in a completed application form (application is closed) and a leaflet or a two-page PDF about the product in English including printable digital pictures (300 dpi), which are free of use in our subsequent media publicity. The documents should describe the innovation and its date of introduction on the market (either realized or planned). It is also necessary to submit a sample of the product (or a small material sample if the product is too unhandy).
Delivery address: nova-Institut GmbH, Dr. Pia Skoczinski, Chemiepark Knapsack, Gebaeude 0611, Industriestraße 300, 50354 Huerth, Germany

Second stage: Early February 2020!

A jury consisting of representatives of the nova-Institute, the advisory board and sponsors of the conference will nominate the outstanding “Top 6” applicants prior to the conference.
After the jury has selected the “Top 6” candidates among the applicants, their application documents will be made available for download from the conference website to provide our audience and other interested individuals a first glimpse of these innovations.

Third stage: At the conference (24 March 2020)

In a short 10-minute presentation, each of the 6 nominated will introduce their innovation on the first day of the conference (24 March). Following the presentations, the audience will vote to choose the three winners, who will be presented with their awards at the Innovation Award Ceremony, in the evening of 24 March.
The “Top 6” nominees will also have an opportunity to present their innovations in a shared exhibition space provided by the nova-Institute during the conference. Additionally, there is the option to book your own exhibition space (For information, click here). All winners and their innovations will be highlighted in the subsequent media coverage.

Please note that it is obligatory for the chosen “Top 6” candidates to be physically present on 24 March at the event in Cologne in order to present your product to the conference. Each “Top 6” nominee will get one free 2-day ticket and further tickets at a discount rate.

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