SIAL Innovation Competition

The Trend Observatory

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 and benefit from an international recognition 
  • National and international media coverage
  • 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!

Registrations are now open!


Register now for SIAL Innovation 2019.

10 Winners
94% Exhibitors satisfied

A word from the 2018 Gold Prize winner

SIAL innovation in 4 steps


Step 1

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


Step 2

On April 9th, 2019, 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 on April 16th, 2019.


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.


Congratulations to our 2018 winners:

2018 Press Release

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

Birgit Blain

President Birgit Blain & Associates Inc.

Brian Hircock

President at Raining Communications

Jane Dummer

Principal and founder, Jane Dummer Consulting

Kirsten Cole

Member Relations and Business Development Manager at COTA

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

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