Start-up Award


  • Pharmako Biotechnologies – Pharmako Biotechnologies – WINNER
  • Sibelius – Sibelius
  • Unavoo Food Technologies – Unavoo Food Technologies

Today’s start-ups and spin-outs are the future major players of the industry. In this award we look to celebrate the best new companies blazing the trail in the nutrition and health market. From university spin-outs and one-man outfits making a big impact, to incubators and fast-growing new companies about to make it big, this award rewards new ideas, potential for change, and commercial success in companies established in the past 3 years.

Our judges will base their decision on the following criteria:

  • Be a start-up, incubator, spin-out or new company that has been trading less than three years.
  • Able to demonstrate sound science, research, and/or technological developments that backup your business
  • Commercial potential or success: Evidence of commercial interest, success, or potential market applications (if not yet launched)

Meeting a genuine consumer demand, healthcare or nutrition problem, or health and wellness goal

  • Whether the idea, product or initiative has potential to be a ‘game changing’ innovation in the developing personalised nutrition space
  • What gives your product the ‘X factor’ – something that makes it stand out from the crowd and edge out the competition (including evidence to back up claims)

To view the requirements for this category click here

Entries are now closed for the NutraIngredients Awards 2018.
Finalists will be announced end of March 2018 and winners celebrated on May 16th in Geneva.


  • Once all entries have been received they will be reviewed by the NutraIngredients Awards Judging Panel made up of independent judges from the industry.
  • The three finalists will be confirmed and notified in March, 2018.
  • The three finalists will be invited to give a 10 minute presentation on their entry for the final stage of judging on the morning of the awards dinner, Wednesday 16th May 2018 at the Starling Hotel in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • The winner will be announced later on that evening at the awards dinner.

Each finalist will receive one complimentary ticket to the awards dinner. Additional tickets can be purchased here

Tickets Booking

Tickets available for
Awards Dinner & Ceremony
€180 per person /
€1700 for a table of 10