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Nominations announced for the Amsterdam Innovation Award 2024

One of the most hotly contested competitions in the industry – the Amsterdam Innovation Award, a highlight of the Interclean Amsterdam trade show, has once again attracted an extremely high calibre of entries.

Featuring some of the industry’s most exciting and cutting-edge solutions, the 12 nominees for the Amsterdam Innovation Award were recently selected by an independent jury from 96 submissions in four categories.

From sustainable no touch soap dispensers, to autonomous vacuum sweeping robots and high-tech wash drones, each of the nominations is leading the field within the ever-evolving world of professional cleaning and hygiene.

Visitors can vote for the Visitors’ Choice Award on the Interclean Amsterdam website from the beginning of April – 8 May. New this year is the Cleaners Choice Award. The category winners and the overall winner of the Amsterdam Innovation Award are to be announced on 14 May, the first day of the Interclean Amsterdam exhibition.

A word from the organisers

Robert Stelling (Director Interclean Global Events) said of the submissions. “We’re thrilled to announce the nominees for the 2024 AIA – a highpoint of Interclean Amsterdam. With this year’s show set to be our most impressive and interactive one yet, we are looking forward to showcasing the winning entries to the international cleaning and hygiene community. As the world’s leading platform to unite the industry under one roof – these awards are testimony to Interclean’s continued passion to facilitate innovative solutions for a cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable working and living environment. We’re proud to continuously raise the bar and can’t wait to share the highly anticipated results and shine a spotlight on the winners.”

Michelle Marshall (AIA Jury President) added: “As usual with the Amsterdam Innovation Award, the jury was tasked with evaluating many diverse entries from all aspects of the cleaning sector. Speaking on behalf of the judging panel, I can say the scores were extremely close in all categories and the standard of entries was truly impressive. Congratulations to all the final nominees across the four categories! We now look forward to seeing all the nominated products when we get together in Amsterdam before the show, to decide on the category winners. And, of course, the overall winner.”

The following have been nominated for the Amsterdam Innovation Award 2024:

Category: Sustainability & Environment

  • Slimstones: LESSEAU NO-Touch bar soap dispenser & refills
  • Essity: Tork Carbon Neutral Certified Dispensers
  • Werner & Mertz : Switch

Category: Smart Technologies & Digitalisation

  • Nexaro: NR 1500
  • Adlatus: ADLATUS SR1300 Autonomous Vacuum Sweeping Robot
  • Kaercher: KIRA CV 50

Category: Workforce & Ergonomics

  • Hako: Scrubmaster B5 430 ORB
  • Unger: UNGER VisaVersa® Pro 2-in-1 window squeegee
  • Baudoin: Baudoin Wash Drone

Category: Health & Hygiene

  • Kimberly-Clark: Kimberly-Clark Professional™ ICON™
  • I-Team: i-Clean Handle
  • Hagleitner: XIBU 2WIPE hybrid

New this year!

Cleaners’ Choice Award: The nominees of the prestigious Dutch “Cleaner of the year” (“Schoonmaker van het jaar”) election will also vote for their winning innovation, as they are ultimately the ones who need to work with the new products/innovations.

AMREF contribution: All Amsterdam Innovation Award registration fees will be donated to the African Medical & Research Foundation (AMREF) Flying Doctors.

From April to 8 May fellow professionals and industry partners can vote for their favourite innovation via intercleanshow.com/amsterdam/innovations/nominees/. The nominee with the most public votes will win the Visitors’ Choice certificate. The announcement of the category winners, Visitors’ Choice, Cleaners’ Choice and the awarding of the Innovation Award to the overall winner are scheduled to take place on Tuesday 14 May at 10:30 am during the opening ceremony at Interclean at the RAI Amtrium next to Hall 5.

Interclean Amsterdam takes place 14 – 17 May 2024 at RAI Amsterdam. Visit www.intercleanshow.com/amsterdam for more information.

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