Shortlist announced for Amsterdam Innovation Award 2016

1st of March 2016
Shortlist announced for Amsterdam Innovation Award 2016
The jury of the this year's ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam Innovation Awards has announced the nine shortlisted nominees from a record total of 110 entries. 

The overall winner and the three category winners will be announced by the jury during the special award ceremony on the opening day of the show - Tuesday May 10. At the same ceremony, the Visitors’ Choice Award will be awarded to the entry that receives most votes from visitors to the exhibition.  

In the Machines, Accessories and Components category, shortlisted entries are Sealed Air Diversey Care for the TASKI SWINGOBOT 755, Cleanfix Reinigungssysteme for the RA 660 NAVI, and Kärcher with its BRC 40/22 C.

The second category covers Equipment/Tools for Cleaning, Care and Safety and here the SpillEX from Vileda Professional, Werner & Mertz’s Professional Quick & Easy System, and Newell Europe’s Lumecel Microburst 3000 air care dispenser were the pick of the many entries.

The third and final category is for Management, Training Solutions and Related Products with Sealed Air Diversey Care’s Augmented Reality Suma Revoflow, Kärcher’s Connected Cleaning concept, and the Tork EasyCube from SCA being the three shortlisted nominees.

Chair of the jury Michelle Marshall, editor of ECJ commented: "The 110 entries prove the industry is increasingly committed to innovation - particularly when you compare the sheer number of this year’s entries to the 66 entries received for the 2014 competition.

“I was also interested to note the 110 entries were submitted by 66 companies from 20 different countries proving that innovation in our industry is truly international. On this point, the top countries in terms of the number of entries submitted this year are the USA, Germany and the UK. They are closely followed by both the Netherlands and France.

“Noteworthy trends in the entries this year included the breakthrough of autonomous robotic cleaning machines, Similarly, other technology innovations took a prominent role in the competition with many entries based on software and apps to report on, analyse, and visualise the data produced by remotely managed, internet-connected devices."

Marshall added: “The trend towards sustainability also figured large again this year proving that it is very much here to stay and we continue to see new products that use less water, energy and chemicals. Not only that, these innovations have also been manufactured using more environmentally conscious methods than ever before and with an eye on the total life cycle impact.”

The other members of the jury are Reinhard Knittler of Reinigungs Markt; Paolo Pellizzari of Pulizia Industriale e Sanificazione; Pierre Deschamps from Batiment Entretien;  Rob Geissler of Sanitary Maintenance, Contracting Profits, Housekeeping Solutions portfolio of magazines; Cor van der Velden of Skills Netherlands; Dick van Zomeren from Service Management; Ton van der Riet of Senzora; and Antonio Borreda from Revista Limpiezas.
All nominated products will be showcased throughout the ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam 2016 exhibition in the InnovationLAB. Designed to enable exhibitors and visitors to share their knowledge and experiences in the field of innovation, it is an inspiring environment where pioneering products and revolutionary ideas are presented.

“New products have always been an important feature of the show and the InnovationLAB brings a further dimension to the existing concept. It adds an inspiring physical presence to the show floor where visitors come face-to-face with the latest developments in the industry,” explained Rob den Hertog, manager of ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam.

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ECJ is the official media partner of ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam.  


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