Innovation Trophies

Since 1981, VINITECH-SIFEL has been rewarding the exhibitors who are designing the solutions of the future via its Innovation Trophies. More than just a simple award, these Trophies are open to suppliers of equipment, procedures or techniques, and constitute a genuine acknowledgement by the sector and a strong sales and marketing booster.

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Who can enter the Innovation Trophies competition?

Entries are closed for the 2020 edition.

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If you wish to apply for the next Innovation Trophies session, you will have to wait until 2022. Please note that you must be an exhibitor at the Vinitech-Sifel fair to be able to participate.

What are the selection criteria for the Innovation Trophies?  


To reach a verdict on the competing innovations, the judging panel refers to a table of precise criteria: originality, user benefits, technical and economic benefits, environmental impact, safety and ergonomics are all examined carefully. Each application is submitted for evaluation by three experts, under the supervision of a lead expert. The panel has a period of two and a half months in which to reach its verdict, during which each member carries out several checks: visits to the applicant company's site, tests of the equipment, meetings with consultant experts, etc.

Who are the experts on the judging panel for the Innovation Trophies? 

The best innovations are chosen by the Vinitech-Sifel Scientific and Technical Committee, co-chaired by Pierre Gaillard and Christophe Riou.

Why enter the Innovation Trophies competition? 

The trophies offer all the winning companies a considerable sales and marketing springboard. Showcasing of the winners during the show and publicity via the VINITECH-SIFEL communication tools and the press ensure effective reach to investor visitors and national and international media.

In addition, the Gold Trophy will be rewarded with an endowment of 5000€.