The health crisis surrounding the spread of COVID-19 and the government measures implemented to remedy it are exposing economic stakeholders to very immediate difficulties. Faced with this situation, the Vinitech-Sifel team is more mobilised than ever and is on hand at all times to respond to your expectations or answer any questions you might have. We would like to reassert that we remain hard at work on preparing Vinitech-Sifel and confirm that it will be held from 1st to 3 December 2020. Guided by our Scientific and Technical Committee, Vinitech-Sifel will be addressing issues such as the latest innovations in vine-growing and winemaking for the future. We are hard at work to make sure that everyone can find the answer to their challenges at the trade show. - The VINITECH-SIFEL team


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.

How do I enter the Innovation Trophies competition ?  

Who can enter the Innovation Trophies competition ?

VINITECH-SIFEL exhibitors and co-exhibitors can enter the Innovation Trophies by applying on the dedicated competition interface, accessible via their exhibitor space from April, 1, 2020. Entries must be completed online before August 24, 2020 at 11.59pm. An entry fee per product presented will be automatically added to the total registration fee for the trade show. Entries are approved after confirmation by VINITECH-SIFEL and these fees will be refunded in the event of non-compliance.

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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 (details to come).