For many years now, the Amsterdam Innovation Award has been granted to the most innovative product, service or solution in the cleaning and hygiene industry. All Interclean Amsterdam exhibitors can compete to win this prestigious award. An international expert jury selects twelve nominees. The category winners and overall winner will be announced during Interclean Amsterdam. One entry receives the ‘Visitors’ Choice’ award.



Interclean Amsterdam is introducing a new set of categories for the Amsterdam Innovation Award, replacing the existing 4 product-focused categories. The new categories will focus on the impact on the industry the innovative products and solutions entered have.

Sustainability & environment

For those innovations that focus on corporate social responsibility, sustainability and/or environmentally friendly improvements, like reducing waste, using biodegradable resources or products or solutions that decrease the ecological footprint of the product/solution or even the industry itself.

Smart Technologies & Digitalisation

Focussing on all the new digital and smart technologies entering the industry, from planning tools, automated and/or autonomous cleaning, IoT, remote monitoring and management, software and everything in between.

Workforce & Ergonomics

For innovations that focus on improving the experience of the cleaner, make their work easier, safer and better. Think of training and education, ergonomic improvements or solutions, but also innovations that focus on increasing efficiency or productivity can be entered in this category.

Hygiene & Health

Focussing on those products and solutions that increase (personal) hygiene and cleanliness for a more safe and healthy environment in a wide range of settings. It also includes the products that are developed to keep the appeal of premises 100%.

The International Jury of the Amsterdam Innovation Award

Since 1996 the International Jury of the Amsterdam Innovation Award has been working to select and reward the best innovations in the cleaning industry. The Awards were given to the latest and most impressive products and systems, designed to encounter and facilitate customer's everyday lives.
Antonio Borreda

Antonio Borreda

Director of Revista Limpiezas

Chiara Merlini

Chief Editor of Cleaning Community

Michelle Marshall

Chair - Chief Editor of European Cleaning Journal

Pierre Deschamps

Chief Editor of Batiment Entretien
Reinhard Knittler

Reinhard Knittler

Publisher of Reinigungs Markt
Rob den Hertog

Rob den Hertog

Special Advisor

Corinne Zudonyi

Editor in Chief at Trade Press Media Group

Ronald Bruins

Chief editor of Service Management

Selection criteria

The entries are judged on four criteria:


Category fit
Technological Readiness Level
Market Readiness Level


User friendliness
Ergonomics user
Health danger users or bystanders


Circularity / CtC
SDG Goals
(Eco)labels or certifications


ROI (costsavings enduser)
End user potential
Market Acceptance

Meet all the Amsterdam Innovation Award Winners

Tork - 2022

Leobot - 2020


Kaercher - 2018

Augmented Reality

Diversey - 2016


Kaercher - 2014


Vermop - 2012

Travelator Cleaner

Baudoin - 2010

Towel Dispenser Self Laundering

UltraClean - 2008

Jonmaster auditing system

Diversey - 2006

Cleaning Trolley Equipe

Vermop - 2004

Legionalla prevention solution

Aquaclean - 2002

Taski Combimat Swingo

Diversey - 2000

Scrubbing and cleaning machine

Diethelm & Co. - 1998

Dolphin Carpet Cleaning Robot

VonSchrader - 1996