Press release 2024
Press release Interclean Amsterdam

Submissions are now open for the Amsterdam Innovation Award!

Tuesday, 12 December 2023

Calling all Interclean Amsterdam 2024 exhibitors!

One of the most hotly contested competitions in the industry – the Amsterdam Innovation Award once again promises to be a highlight of the Interclean Amsterdam trade show, featuring an exciting new category.

This is your chance to shine and put your innovation in the spotlight it deserves – so be sure not to miss this opportunity to submit your latest innovations for the Amsterdam Innovation Award.

The cleaning and hygiene industry is always evolving and refining – constantly delivering solutions for a cleaner, healthier and more sustainable world.

As the world’s largest and most respected platform for cleaning and hygiene solutions, Interclean has always been on the forefront of these extraordinary advances.

“At Interclean we’ve always prided ourselves on bringing our international cleaning and hygiene community the very latest developments and innovations in the field. The Interclean Amsterdam trade show is the perfect platform to showcase them, as well as reward the teams behind these pioneering advances with the recognition they deserve. This year’s Interclean promises to be bigger, better and bolder than ever and we’re delighted to feature the Awards as one of our show highlights,” comments Robert Stelling, Director Interclean Global Events.

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 awards. An international expert jury selects twelve nominees who will be invited to come to Amsterdam in March 2024 to pitch their innovation to the Jury. From these 12 nominees, 4 category winners 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 the 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.


  • Overall winner.
  • Winner per category chosen by industry jury.
  • Visitors’ choice award via online voting from the Interclean audience.
  • New this year! Cleaners’ Choice Award: The winner and nominees of the Cleaner of the Year competition will evaluate and vote for their choice.


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 the innovative products and solutions entered for the Awards have had on the industry.

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

Focusing 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, making their work easier, safer and better. This can include advances in the field 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 safer and healthier environment in a wide range of settings. It also includes the products that are developed to maintain the appeal of premises 100%.

Selection criteria:

The entries are judged on criteria such as practicality, user friendliness, ergonomics, impact, sustainability, SDG goals, end user potential and category fit.

Overall winners of previous Interclean Amsterdam editions include Tork, Leobot, Kaercher and Diversey.


  • 29 January 2024 - Final deadline for Interclean Innovation Award
  • Week of 22 February 2024 – Announcement of Nominees
  • 14 May 2024 - Announcement  of Winners

  • Interclean Amsterdam 2024: the cleaning experience of the year!

    This year Interclean Amsterdam is back with a bang. Visitors and exhibitors can expect an even more impressive and immersive experience and an unmissable line-up of networking opportunities, demos, products and trends.

    So, don’t delay – get your entries in now and stand a chance to be crowned one of the world’s leading cleaning and hygiene innovations on the Interclean Amsterdam stage!

    About Interclean

    Interclean is the world's largest international platform for professionals in the world of cleaning and hygiene, organised by RAI Amsterdam.

    During inspiring events in Amsterdam, China and Online, Interclean offers a complete industry overview of products, services and innovations from the world’s leading companies. Visitors are top-level representatives from all major international cleaning manufacturers, distributors, cleaning contractors and decision-makers form the largest industrial, commercial, medical, institutional, hospitality and foodservice facilities. Interclean is also the platform that provides the latest news, views and analysis on cleaning and hygiene.

    Interclean Amsterdam was founded in 1967.

    For more information on Interclean and how to become part of this exciting new wave in cleaning and hygiene visit our website: and join our upcoming events: Interclean Amsterdam and Interclean China.