AMSTERDAM INNOVATION AWARD 2024

Research, development and progressive insights are key elements to future-proof your business and contribute to the continuous development of the cleaning and hygiene industry. Interclean celebrates organisations that innovate and differentiate themselves from the rest with the Amsterdam Interclean Innovation Awards.

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About the awards

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 in four different categories. All Interclean Amsterdam exhibitors can compete to win one of these prestigious award. An international expert jury selects twelve nominees (3 nominees per category) who will be invited to come to Amsterdam in March 2024 to pitch their innovation to the Jury. From these 12 nominees, 4 categories winner and one overall winner will be chosen. Additionally there is a Visitors’ Choice Award and a Cleaners’ Choice Award.

All winners will be announced during the Keynote Opening of Interclean Amsterdam 2024 on May 14th. At our Innovation LAB, the House of Awards in Hall 13, all nominees will be on display for all visitors to see. These nominees will receive global media coverage through our social channels, website, mailings and press releases. All entries will be part of the special “We Innovate” Innovation Route.

Deadlines

23 October 2023 - Start new entries Interclean Innovation Award
29 January 2024 - Final deadline for Interclean Innovation Award
Week of 22 February 2024 - Announcement Nominees
19 and 20 March 2024 - Jury Selection Days
14 May 2024 - Announcement 

Categories

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

Each innovation can be entered into a maximum of 2 categories. For each entry, a small fee of € 150.00 (ex. VAT) is charged. All proceeds will be donated to a charity.

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

The entries will be evaluated by an independent jury of specialists. The jury is selected for their expertise and profession in the industry.
Antonio Borreda

Antonio Borreda

Director Revista Limpiezas - Spain
Chiara Scelsi

Chiara Scelsi

Editorial Coordinator Dimensione Pulito - Italy

Michelle Marshall

Chair - Chief Editor of European Cleaning Journal - United Kingdom 

Pierre Deschamps

Chief Editor Batiment Entretien - France
Reinhard Knittler

Reinhard Knittler

Publisher Reinigungs Markt - Germany
Rob den Hertog

Rob den Hertog

Industry and technology expert - The Netherlands
Corinne Zudonyi

Corinne Zudonyi

Editor in Chief Sanitary Maintenance - USA

Ronald Bruins

Chief Editor Service Management - The Netherlands

Selection criteria

The entries are judged on four criteria:

Impact

Category fit
Technological Readiness Level
Market Readiness Level

Practicality

User friendliness
Ergonomics user
Health danger users or bystanders

Sustainability

Circularity / CtC
SDG Goals
(Eco)labels or certifications

Profitability

ROI (costsavings enduser)
End user potential
Market Acceptance

Meet all the Amsterdam Innovation Award Winners

Tork - 2022

LionsBot - 2020

KIRA B50

Kaercher - 2018

Augmented Reality

Diversey - 2016

B60/10C

Kaercher - 2014

Mag-System

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