From SMEs to ingredient giants, universities and the edgiest product innovators, all finalists will be represented at our exclusive dinner and drinks awards night at the 5* Starling Hotel right by the Vitafoods expo at the close of show day 2 on May 11.
We changed the format a little this year to give more space to ingredient innovation whilst adding a second reader-voted award for Food Supplements in association with Vitafoods Europe so both ends of the supply chain are better represented.
The reader-voted Ingredient of the Year, also with Vitafoods Europe, remains and both reader categories are open for voting until April 22. You can access application data and vote for both awards right here for Readers' Ingredient of the Year and here for Reader's Food Supplement of the Year. Here you can find the judging criteria. Winners will be awarded in Geneva.
Down to the wire
University Research of the Year and Start-up of the Year remain and all nine judge-voted categories will not be decided until the day of the Awards when finalists make a final Dragon's Den-style pitch live to our judges in Geneva.
"Our independent 10-person judging panel met this month to select the finalists and they are all super-excited to see these innovators present their cases in Geneva on the morning of the Awards ceremony," said NutraIngredients senior editor, Shane Starling, who oversaw the judging process.
"If last year is anything to go by it is going to be a smashing evening “ as host of the event I was blown away by the excitement of the winners on the night and the genuine camaraderie of the nutrition world here in Europe and beyond."
"It seems awards like these really can change business trajectories - if they are independent."
If you want to join your peers and mingle with the media, find out more here.
And so without further ado, the finalists are:
Startup Ingredient of the Year
Finished Product of the Year - Medical Foods
Finished Product of the Year - Immunity
Finished Product of the Year - Gender-targeted Health
Finished Product of the Year - Heart Health
Research and Initiative:
See you in Geneva.