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 prizes3 grand-prize winners Gold, Silver and Bronze will benefit from an international recognition 
  • 3 special categories: organic, packaging and the 2019 novelty, Hopefuls prize.
  • Generate extra traffic to your booth and increase your return on investment
  • A 5,000$ grant will be awarded by Nielsen to the bronze and silver medal winners and 10,000$ for the SIAL Innovation gold medal!

DISCOVER THE 2019 WINNERS!

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Find out who are the 2019 Grand Prize Winners!

PRESS RELEASE
10 Winners
3 GRAND AWARDS
94% Exhibitors satisfied

A word from the 2018 Gold Prize winner

SIAL innovation in 4 steps

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Step 1

Register for the competition through the registration platform and pay the entry fees ($150 CAD) before March 22, 2019.

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Step 2

On April 9th, 2019, our Jury will select the winners amongst a pre-selection of the best innovations.

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Step 3

The 10 winners will be announced to the press on April 16th, 2019.

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Step 4

During an official ceremony in front of the major actors of the food industry, our Jury will announce the grand-prize winners for the Gold, Silver and Bronze categories on April 30th, 2019 - the first day of the SIAL Canada 2019 tradeshow.

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Ready for SIAL Innovation 2019?

SIAL Innovation is coming back for its 12th 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.

 

The grand-prize winners will be awarded by our partner Nielsen with a $5,000 grant for the silver and Bronze category and $10,000 for the SIAL Innovation Gold medal on April 30, 2019.

 

DISCOVER THE GRAND-PRIZE WINNERS:

2019 Press Release


FIND OUT
WHO ARE THE
10 FINALISTS
SELECTED BY
2019
SIAL INNOVATION
JURY


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Our 2019 Jury

President of the Jury 

Dana McCauley

CEO, Blue Unicorn Innovation

President of the Jury 

Xavier Terlet

CEO and founder of XTC world innovation

Phil Lempert

President & CEO at Consumer Insight, Inc. and editor SupermarketGuru.com

Birgit Blain

President Birgit Blain & Associates Inc.

Brian Hircock

President at Raining Communications

Jane Dummer

Principal and founder, Jane Dummer Consulting

Patrick Lambert

Innovation Business Partner / Nielsen BASES

Frank Ho

Senior Vice President of Nations Fresh Foods

Xinjie (Lois) Lin

PhD candidate in nutritional sciences at University of Guelph

Derek Vella

R&D Manager of the Guelph Food Innovation Centre

John Placko

Culinary Director, Modern Culinary Academy and Powder for Texture

Kristin Mattice

PhD candidate at the University of Guelph

Mary Dalimonte

World Class Specialist in Retail and Food Transformations

Miriam Holmes

Specialty Team Leader at Whole Foods Market

Angela Liuzzo

President of Close to the Heart Professional Nutrition Services

Marg MacDonald

Business Development Consultant at Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food

John Mastroianni

John Mastroianni

VP Merchandising at Pusateri's Fine Foods

Marie Horodecki-Aymes

Director, Design & Packaging at Metro Brands g.p.

Brad McMullen

Co-owner and President of Summerhill Market

Ian Ferguson

Chief operating officer, Chantler Packages Inc.

Chuck Hughes

Chef and restauranteur, creator of My Kitchen Staples

Dan Clapson

The Globe and Mail restaurant critic for the Canadian Prairies and Eat North co-founder

Karen Squires

Member Relations and Business Development Manager at Canada Organic Trade Association (COTA)

Isabelle Marquis

Food & Health Marketing Advisor

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