SIAL Innovation Competition

The Innovation Spotting Competition

The SIAL Innovation competition is a unique international competition that rewards the best innovations in food and non-food related products, such as packaging and containers.

The competition is open to all exhibitors, and select winners based on the following 4 criteria: packaging, manufacturing process, merchandising and recipe.

Why register?

  • Try to win one of our 10 SIAL Innovation prizes: 3 grand-prize winners Gold, Silver and Bronze will benefit from an international recognition thanks to the World Champion Tour
  • 2 special categories: organic and packaging
  • Generate extra traffic to your booth and increase your return on investment
  • A 10,000$ grant will be awarded by Nielsen to the SIAL Innovation gold medal

Conditions of participation: 

The product(s) you submit must be food or non-food products serving food sector needs, must have been created or launched, after April 2021 on the market, in their country of origin or in any other country.


SIAL Innovation competition will be back during our next physical edition in Montreal,
from April 20 to 22, 2022.

Registration will be open soon, stay tuned!



Watch the SIAL Innovation 2020 Awards Ceremony!

10 Winners
94% Exhibitors satisfied

A word from the 2019 Gold Prize winner

SIAL innovation in 4 steps


Step 1

Register for the competition through the registration platform and pay the entry fees ($175 CAD).


Step 2

Then, our Jury will select the winners amongst a pre-selection of the best innovations.


Step 3

The 10 winners will be announced to the press two weeks before the show.


Step 4

Our Jury  announce the grand-prize winners for the Gold, Silver and Bronze categories during the official ceremony in front of the major actors of the food industry.

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Back to SIAL Innovation 2020

SIAL Innovation is coming back for its 13th edition by searching for the most innovative products in North America! 

One of the most awaited event of the show every year, SIAL Innovation is the only international competition that reveal the most innovative products in the food industry while offering them global visibility.

During the first day of the show, the three big winners of the prestigious SIAL Innovation contest were unveiled as part of a live virtual ceremony bringing together 120 participants! A total of 38 applications were submitted to take part in this 13th edition of the competition. We would like to thank everyone who participated and congratulate the 10 finalists for their incredible innovations: LOC Industries Inc, Fromagerie l’Ancêtre, Juçai, Art Kombucha, Ideal Aluminium, Café William Spartivento, Top Glaciers Inc, WOW! Factor Desserts and Boreal Food Inc!

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Our 2020 Jury

President of the Jury

Dana McCauley

Chief Experience Officer, Canadian Food Innovation Network

President of the Jury

Isabelle Marquis

Isabelle Marquis

Food Marketing & Communication Specialist

Jonathan Garnier

Chef at La Guilde Culinaire

Birgit Blain

President Birgit Blain & Associates Inc.

Bruno Ponsard

General Manager at ITEGA

Ian Ferguson

Chief operating officer, Chantler Packages Inc.

Angela Liuzzo

President of Close to the Heart Professional Nutrition Services

Derek Vella

R&D Manager of the Guelph Food Innovation Centre

Gabriel Moreau

Client Business Partner

Marianne Lefebvre

Expert in Global Nutrition

Annie Langlois

Partner, Senior vice-president Massy Forget Langlois Public Relations

Yvanko Cech

Founding President Momentum Foods Inc.

Marg MacDonald

Business Development Consultant at Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food

Louise Corneau

Nutritionist, Research Professional

Johanne Tanguay

Cluster manager

Audrey Turgeon

Marketing Manager

Brad McMullen

Co-owner and President

John Mastroianni

John Mastroianni

VP Merchandising

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Maëlle Rey-Maréchal

Communication Manager

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