This year's awards event has seen the number of categories grow from three to four, adapting to the ever-changing nature of innovation in the professional cleaning and hygiene industry. This means there are three shortlisted nominees in each category – including Management & Mobility Solutions/E-Cleaning, Equipment, Machines, and related Products/Services.

The overall winner of the Amsterdam Innovation Award - and the four category winners - will be announced at the opening ceremony at Interclean Amsterdam 2018 on Tuesday 15 May. Visitors to the show are able to vote for their favourite innovation, which will receive the Visitors' Choice certificate.