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Amsterdam Innovation Awards 2024: The nominations are…

* Nomination-Innovation-Award.jpgOne of the most hotly contested competitions in the industry - the Amsterdam Innovation Awards, 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 – 8th May, via:


The nominee with the most public votes will win the Visitors' Choice certificate.

New this year is the Cleaners Choice Award.

The category winners and the overall winner will be announced at 10:30 on 14th May - the first day of the exhibition, during the opening ceremony at the RAI Amtrium next to Hall 5

Here are the nominations:

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: VisaVersa Pro 2-in-1 window squeegee
Baudoin: Baudoin Wash Drone (pictured)

Category - Health & Hygiene…
Kimberly-Clark: Kimberly-Clark Professional Icon
I-Team: i-Clean Handle
Hagleitner: Xibu 2Wipe hybrid

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.

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.

Robert Stelling (director Interclean Global Events) had this to say about 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) adds: "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."


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