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Renewable Material of the Year 2023

Submission deadline:
Funded by:
nova-Institut GmbH
Germany and Europe

The following text does not reflect the entire content of the announcement, but contains individual extracts from the guideline.

The answer to the hunt for renewable materials: The Renewable Materials Conference. Its unique concept of presenting all renewable material solutions at one event hits the mark: bio-based, CO2-based and recycled are the only available alternatives to fossil-based chemicals and materials.

Ready-to-use fossil-free sustainable material solutions with a low carbon footprint are in fast-growing demand. Innovative brand owners are keeping an eye out for such solutions, in particular those that will soon reach the mainstream.

To further motivate this trend, the innovation award “Renewable Material of the Year 2023”, organised by nova-Institute and sponsored by Covestro, will be granted at the Renewable Materials Conference 2023. Producers and inventors of innovative technologies and applications based on biomass, CO2 or advanced recycling were invited to submit their innovation.

First stage: 28 February 2023

Simply submit a completed application form (below) and a leaflet or other additional information in PDF format about your product in English, including printable digital images (300 dpi) that we can use free of charge in our subsequent media advertising. The documents should indicate what is special about the innovation and when it was or will be introduced to the market. If possible, please send us a sample of your product/material to the following postal address:
nova-Institute, Michael Carus, Leyboldstr. 16, 50354 Huerth, Germany
For questions, please contact michael.carus(at)nova-institut.de

Second stage: Mid of March 2023

A jury consisting of representatives of nova-Institute, the advisory board and the conference sponsors will nominate the outstanding ‘Top 6’ applicants in the run-up to the conference.
After the jury has selected the ‘Top 6’ among the applicants, their application documents will be made available for download on the conference website to give our audience and other interested parties a first insight into these innovations.

Third stage: At the conference, 24 May 2023

In a 10-minute on-site presentation, each of the six selected companies will introduce their innovation on the 2nd day of the conference. Following the presentations, the final award winners will be chosen by the conference participants and presented at the innovation award ceremony in the evening.
In addition, the “Top 6” will present their innovations in a shared exhibition space provided by nova-Institute during the entire conference. Each “Top 6” candidate receives one free ticket to the conference and further tickets at a discount rate.
nova-Institute will use its large network of 100,000 companies and hundreds of press contacts to generate market demand for the winners.

Website address: https://www.biooekonomie-bw.de/en/databases/funding/renewable-material-year-2023