Participating is charge-free. Each company may share up to three innovative submissions. The qualified submissions will be reviewed by a panel of independent expert judges selected by the IFT.
As of August 12th, a jury composed of seven experts in the areas of food science and technology will review the submissions according to a program that evaluates the criteria of innovation, progress, and benefits. The jurors will be selected by the IFT and their names will be confidential until the winner of the award is announced.
The juries will not be able to participate if the company that they represent wishes to apply for the awards. Likewise, the juries must declare any conflict of interest they might have with any of the submitters, or they must declare themselves unable if the conflict of interest is relevant or may affect the evaluation.
One winner will be selected from the submissions and two “honorable mentions” will be given. All the work will be confidential except for the winner and the two honorable mentions. No promotion will be made for submissions that did not win.
You must submit online through the following link: https://webportalapp.com/sp/login/ift_innovationawards
Submissions will be received between June 20th and August 12th, 2022.
They must contain the following elements:
The innovative submissions considered as winners will be announced confidentially two weeks before THE FOOD TECH | SUMMIT & EXPO 2022 so that the winners have time to prepare their marketing materials. This will allow them to promote their stands, increasing traffic and attracting potential buyers.
The announcement of the winners will take place at the Master Conference that will take place in the Auditorium of THE FOOD TECH SUMMIT on September 28, 2022, at 18:30 for more than 1,000 attendees.
The winner of the IFT Food Industry Innovation Award-THE FOOD TECH | SUMMIT & EXPO MÉXICO 2022 will receive two (2) tickets to the next IFT Congress and Expo (IFT23 in Chicago).
The winner and the two honorable mentions will also be regarded at the IFT23 awards celebration.
Additionally, the winning submissions will be identified at THE FOOD TECH | SUMMIT & EXPO 2022 event with labels in front of the winner's stands and honorable mentions. We will also publish the winners in the printed magazine of THE FOOD TECH which is delivered to all attendees at the event, in the news published by the IFT, in the IFT's Food Technology magazine, in printed materials, on the IFT website and in THE FOOD TECH´s online publications and social networks.