Innovation Trophies

Since 1981, VINITECH-SIFEL has been rewarding exhibitors who design forward-thinking solutions, through its Innovation Trophies. More than just an award, these Trophies, which are open to suppliers of equipment, processes or techniques, represent genuine recognition of the sector and a powerful sales and marketing lever.

Apply for the Innovation Trophies

Who can enter the Innovation Trophies competition?

The trophies are open to any exhibitor registered for the next edition of the show, wishing to present an innovative product or service, which has never been presented at another innovation competition.

The timetable for the 2024 Innovation Awards will be announced in January 2024

In the meantime :

Palmarès 2022

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 winner of the Special Jury Prize will be rewarded with an endowment of 5000€.