Outstanding achievements in the field of innovation 

This year’s Innovation award acknowledges outstanding achievements in the field of innovation, divided into four new categories, the details of which can be found below. The products and solutions will be judged on their originality, practicality, sustainability, profitability and their impact on the industry. The Jury will elect one overall winner, and accredit 5 additional certificates. One per category, and one ‘visitors choice’ certificate. 

Innovation Award

Category 1

  • Machines and related accessories
  • Outdoor cleaning machines and related accessories
  • Industrial cleaning machines and related accessories
  • High Pressure machines, equipment and related accessories
  • Steam cleaning machines, equipment and related accessories
  • On-Premise laundry machines and related accessories
  • Robotic machines and related accessories

Category 2

  • Equipment like mops, cloth and trolleys
  • Pest control equipment and related products
  • Laundry equipment and related accessories
  • Window and façade cleaning equipment and related accessories
  • Carwash equipment and related products
  • Chemicals, soaps, powders, agents, disinfection and care products
  • Air Freshener
  • Garbage and Feminine bins, bags and related products
  • Hand dryers
  • Paper products and dispensers
  • Soap dispensers
  • Other Washroom appliances

Category 3

  • Artificial Intelligence/ Augmented Reality
  • Big Data solutions, services and consultancy
  • IoT devices, security and consultancy
  • Workflow/Workforce Planning Management Software and Apps
  • Industry Specific Management Systems
  • Sensors and Beacons

Category 4

  • Cleaning Services
  • Components for manufacturing and maintenance
  • Consultancy on cleaning, contracts, tenders, etc.
  • Education training, certification and research
  • Laundry services
  • Measurement methods and products, quality solutions and services
  • Specialized cleaning services
  • Waste Management handling systems, equipment and services
  • Work wear and protective clothing

The jury

Pierre Deschamps Chief Editor Batiment Entretien – France
Dick van Zomeren Dutch industry expert and editor Servicemanagement- The Netherlands
Rob Geissler Publisher Sanitary Maintenance, Contracting Profits, Facility Cleaning Decisions – USA
Michelle Marshall Chair Chief Editor European Cleaning Journal - United Kingdom
Ton van der Riet Managing Director Senzora - The Netherlands
Reinhard Knittler Publisher Reinigungs Markt - Germany
Cor van der Velden Chief Expert at Skills Netherlands – The Netherlands
Antonio Borreda Director Revista Limpiezas - Spain

The proceeds of the Amsterdam Innovation Award 2018 go to: AMREF, A healthy future for girls in Kilindi (Tanzania)

RAI Amsterdam is committed to creating a healthier future for all of us. In light of this principle, the proceeds of Interclean Amsterdam Amsterdam Innovation Award 2018 will be donated to AMREF Flying Doctors, to support their projects in Kilindi, Tanzania.

The project: A healthy future for girls in Kilindi!
In January 2016 Amref Flying Doctors started a project in Kilindi, a remote area in Tanzania, to improve the health of girls and young women by introducing the alternative rite of passage for female genital cutting and increasing the access to safe drinking water, good sanitation and hygiene.
The focus of the project is on the empowerment of young girls and decision makers in their community in order to:

  • reduce Female Genital Cutting (FGM) among girls in the Kilindi district (Tanzania);
  • reduce water-, hygiene and sanitation related diseases in communities by increasing access to clean and safe water and reliable sanitation facilities in households and schools;
  • improve knowledge, attitudes and practices of communities to prevent water and sanitation related diseases.

Since 2010 Interclean donated the sum of the contributions for the Amsterdam Innovation Award to Amref Flying Doctors. In the past eight years a total amount of € 61,609.00 has been donated to diverse projects of Amref focusing on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).

In Kajiado (Kenya) and Kilindi (Tanzania) Amref, supported by RAI Amsterdam, provided for better access to sustainable clean (drinking) water and less water, sanitation and hygiene related diseases. The donation made it possible to provide at least 6,160 people access to safe drinking water and education on hygiene.

Amref - Flying Doctors Logo
Amref - Masai, Kenya - Collecting water

Robot Arena

Robotics and other Smart technologies are rapidly entering our sector. The Robot-Arena, part of the InnovationLAB, is located in hall 8 and can be considered as the focal point for all innovations. Thriving to inspire the audience from the perspective of the advantages for you as end-user, the Robot-Arena, will feature all current available technologies and trends available. You can follow the demonstrations, you can update yourself on the advantages of these new developments for your work, and speak to the companies who deliver these solutions.

Ever asked yourself: What can this new technology do for me in relation to efficiency, quality, cost and customer satisfaction? And what do I need to know before I start? Visit the InnovationLab and your questions will be answered.

Vincent Everts about the latest cleaning trends