Press release 2024
Press release Interclean Amsterdam

Nominations announced for the Amsterdam Innovation Award 2024

Friday, 1 March 2024

One of the most hotly contested competitions in the industry – the Amsterdam Innovation Award, a highlight of the Interclean Amsterdam trade show, has once again attracted an extremely high calibre of entries.

Featuring some of the industry’s most exciting and cutting-edge solutions, the 12 nominees for the Amsterdam Innovation Award were recently selected by an independent jury from 96 submissions in 4 categories.

From sustainable no-touch hand wash dispensers to high-tech wash drones, each innovation is leading the field!

Visitors can vote for the Visitors' Choice Award on the Interclean Amsterdam website from the beginning of April – 8 May. New this year is the Cleaners Choice Award. The category winners and the overall winner of the Amsterdam Innovation Award are to be announced on 14 May, the first day of the Interclean Amsterdam exhibition.

A word from the organisers

Robert Stelling (Director Interclean Global Events) had the following to say about the submissions. "We’re thrilled to announce the nominees for the 2024 AIA – a highpoint of Interclean Amsterdam. With this year’s show set to be our most impressive and interactive one yet, we are looking forward to showcasing the winning entries to the international cleaning and hygiene community. As the world’s leading platform to unite the industry under one roof – these awards are testimony to Interclean’s continued passion to facilitate innovative solutions for a cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable working and living environment. We’re proud to continuously raise the bar and can’t wait to share the highly anticipated results and shine a spotlight on the winners.”

Michelle Marshall (AIA jury president) adds: “As usual with the Amsterdam Innovation Award, the jury was tasked with evaluating many diverse entries from all aspects of the cleaning sector. Speaking on behalf of the judging panel, I can say the scores were extremely close in all categories and the standard of entries was truly impressive. Congratulations to all the final nominees across the four categories! We now look forward to seeing all the nominated products when we get together in Amsterdam before the show, to decide on the category winners. And, of course, the overall winner.”

The following have been nominated for the Amsterdam Innovation Award 2024:

Category: Sustainability & Environment
Slimstones: LESSEAU NO-Touch bar soap dispenser & refills
Essity: Tork Carbon Neutral Certified Dispensers
Werner & Mertz : Switch

Category: Smart Technologies & Digitalisation
Nexaro: NR 1500
Adlatus: ADLATUS SR1300 Autonomous Vacuum Sweeping Robot
Kaercher: KIRA CV 50

Category: Workforce & Ergonomics
Hako: Scrubmaster B5 430 ORB
Unger: UNGER VisaVersa® Pro 2-in-1 window squeegee
Baudoin: Baudoin Wash Drone

Category: Health & Hygiene
Kimberly-Clark: Kimberly-Clark Professional™ ICON™
I-Team: i-Clean Handle
Hagleitner: XIBU 2WIPE hybrid

New this year!

Cleaners’ Choice Award: The nominees of the prestigious Dutch “Cleaner of the year” (“Schoonmaker van het jaar”) election will also vote for their winning innovation, as they are ultimately the ones who need to work with the new products/innovations.

AMREF contribution: All Amsterdam Innovation Award registration fees will be donated to the African Medical & Research Foundation (AMREF) Flying Doctors.

From April to 8 May fellow professionals and industry partners can vote for their favourite innovation via intercleanshow.com/amsterdam/innovations/nominees/. The nominee with the most public votes will win the Visitors' Choice certificate. The announcement of the category winners, Visitors' Choice, Cleaners’ Choice and the awarding of the Innovation Award to the overall winner are scheduled to take place on Tuesday 14 May at 10:30 am during the opening ceremony at Interclean at the RAI Amtrium next to Hall 5.

Background information on Interclean

Interclean Amsterdam is the ultimate place to meet cleaning professionals from all over the world! You will be able to meet fellow professionals, discover new products and solutions and get to know the many exhibitors.
Exhibition days: 14 - 17 May 2024, RAI Amsterdam.
More information can be found at: www.intercleanshow.com/amsterdam