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The innovation award “Renewable Material of the Year” - Bio-based News -

The most exciting new materials made from renewable carbon will be nominated, which all have one thing in common: They avoid or substitute fossil-based materials. The renewable materials should already be on the market in products or their market introduction should take place in the foreseeable future. Companies looking for renewable materials should be able to source them soon.

The application period is open until 31 March.After the deadline has expired, a jury consisting of experts of nova-Institute, the advisory board and sponsors of the conference will nominate the outstanding “Top 6” applicants prior to the conference. The six nominees will have the chance to present their innovation in a 10-minute presentation to the entire professional audience on the first day of the Renewable Materials Conference (18 May 2021). Following all six presentations, the audience will vote for the three winners who will be awarded at the Innovation Awards Ceremony (also on 18 May 2021, in the evening). The Innovation Award is sponsored by Covestro.

If the conference can take place as a hybrid event the “Top 6” will also present their innovations throughout the conference in a joint exhibition space provided by the nova-Institut. Furthermore, there is the possibility to book your own exhibition space. In case conference will be held as online event only, comprehensive presentation options will also be provided here. Moreover, all winners and their innovations will be extensively highlighted in the subsequent media coverage. Seize this unique opportunity to present your innovative renewable resource to the world.

If you are interested and would like to apply, you can find all the information at:

Please note that it is mandatory for the selected “Top 6″” candidates to present their product at the conference on 18 May 2021. Each “Top 6” candidate will receive a free 2-day ticket and additional tickets at a discounted rate.

The Renewable Materials ConferenceThe ”1st Renewable Materials Conference” is the follow-up event to the “13th International Conference on Bio-based Materials”, which builds on a successful history of previous conferences. Overall, 300 to 400 participants are expected. In 2019, more than 270 participants attended and 30 exhibitors were present. It was the second largest event on bio-based materials in Europe and continues within this new concept. The brand-new conference also integrates topics from the “Biocomposites Conference Cologne” and extends the conference with presentations on chemicals and polymers from CO2 use (CCU) as well as new solutions from the field of recycling, so that the entire spectrum of renewable materials is covered.

The conference will be probably held as hybrid event – as physical meeting in which an online audience participates as well. The physical conference will take place in Cologne, Germany. Due to the current Corona situation in Germany, we reserve the right to keep the conference format open, but will inform you in time whether the conference will take place as a hybrid event or online. All informations regarding the conference can be found here:

Companies interested in becoming speakers or sponsors are invited to contact Michael Carus, CEO of nova-Institute:

Source: nova-Institut GmbH, 20-01-11

Publication date: 11/01/2021

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme for the Clean Sky Joint Technology Initiative under grant agreement No 886416.