Innovation in the Food Industry Award

The Food Industry Innovation Award is waiting for you. Register your innovation and if you are the winner, you will be able to attend the IFT/FIRST Annual Event & Expo 2023 in Chicago, present your innovation at the IFT23 Awards ceremony and at THE FOOD TECH l SUMMIT & EXPO 2022, also your brand and product will be promoted to everyone through the channels of both events. Participate and change the course of the industry!

  • Only available to exhibiting companies of The Food Tech Summit & Expo México 2022
  • The innovative submission must have been commercialized before January 1st, 2022
  • New applications of existing products or services that have been introduced to the market before January 1st, 2022, are also eligible
  • The document receipt begins on June 20th and ends on August 12th, 2022
  • The information can be sent in Spanish or English

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.

  • All submissions must be sent online
  • Innovative submissions can be classified into the following categories:
    • Product
    • Ingredients
    • Packaging
    • Technology
  • The registration process may take up to 10 minutes
  • Please, have all your documents ready and available before you start completing the form
  • Once you have submitted your application, you will receive a confirmation email
  • Once you have submitted your application, you will not be able to submit it again
  • You can attach up to three supporting documents with your submission (brochures, specification sheets, promotional material, or promotional videos)
  • If you have technical issues or questions, you can send an email to Randy Boyd [email protected]

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:

  1. First name:
  2. Last name:
  3. Job title:
  4. Email:
  5. Employer:
  6. Postal code:
  7. Country:
  8. Product launching date:
  9. Description of the innovation (200 words maximum per response):
  10. You must answer the following questions:
    • Why is it innovative?
    • Why does it solve a problem?
    • Why does it represent technical or scientific progress?
    • What are the real benefits for food producers?
    • What are the benefits for the consumer?
  11. Please, make sure to attach up three supporting documents as brochures, specification sheets, promotional material, or promotional videos

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.


For any questions or comments, please contact us: [email protected]