For future reference you can download this overview of the entry requirements per award: 2017 Entry Criteria Fi Awards

1. Eligibility requirements

  • The Fi Europe Innovation Awards 2017 are open only to companies and organisations who are exhibiting at Fi Europe 2017. Only entry for the Future of Nutrition Award is open to companies and organisations across the Food & Beverage industry not exhibiting at Fi Europe 2017.
  • The product, ingredient, application, process, solution, technology, machinery, equipment, service, strategy or initiative entered must have been commercially introduced between September 1st 2015 and September 1st 2017.
  • Award entries and material submitted must be written in English and submitted digitally through this website.
  • Entry for the awards is free of charge.
  • There is no restriction on the number of entries companies and organisations may make.
  • Deadline for the Fi Europe Innovation Awards 2017 has been extended to September 29th 2017.
  • Candidates will present their entry to the jury, behind closed doors. The presentation must last no more than 15 minutes. This will take place 1 day before the event, on Monday, November 27th 2017.
  • The Fi Europe Innovation Awards will be presented on the evening of Tuesday, November 28th 2017.
  • The decision of the jury is final and irrevocable.

2. Terms & conditions

  • Fi Europe treats all material in the strictest of confidence, in keeping with data protection laws. Each member of the Jury Panel has signed non-disclosure agreements ahead of the judging process and the content of your entry will remain sealed from the public with the exception of the 50-100 word synopsis. The synopsis is the only material that will be made publicly available.
  • Submitted entries will not be discussed outside of the Jury Panel.
  • At the judges’ discretion, proposals may be assigned to a different category to that submitted if the content is deemed more relevant.
  • Only the short-listed proposals for each category will be announced.
  • In the event that the judges believe that there is no suitable or valid entry to win a category, they have the right not to announce a winner.

3. Submission guidelines

  • All entries must be submitted digitally through this website.
  • Each entry is required to provide the information on the entry’s features, functions and purpose as well as answers to questions specific to each award category as specified in the entry form.
  • The product, ingredient, application, process, solution, technology, machinery, equipment, service, strategy or initiative entered must have been commercially introduced between September 1st 2015 and September 1st 2017.
  • All answers must adhere to the word count specified in the entry form.
  • A non-confidential 50-100 word synopsis of your entry is required for press materials as this may be used to publicise the awards (no other materials will be made publicly available without prior consent). However, the full details of your entry remain confidential.
  • Additional supporting materials can and should be provided (samples, documents, videos or other materials that will help the Jury evaluate your entry).
  • Companies wishing to enter more than one award category may do so, providing that each submission + synopsis is written specific to the criteria and no entry is repeated.
  • Use plain text format.
  • In the text fields you may include outbound links.
  • Please read the Eligibility requirements and Terms and conditions before submitting your entry.