FIS has launched its all-new Innovation Awards, which are open to all companies operating in the finishes and interiors sector.
The Awards aim to focus on ideas that help support improvements in efficiency, productivity, performance, quality or perception of the finishes and interiors sector.
The Award categories are:
- Product Innovation – fit-out
- Product Innovation – FF&E
- Digital Innovation
- Sustainable Innovation
There will also be an overall Innovation of the Year. This will be chosen by the conference audience from the winners of the above four categories.
The awards will be judged by a panel of experts and winners will be announced at the FIS Conference, which is taking place during the Workspace Design Show in February 2023.
Entry will close on 9 December. For more information and to enter click here.
FIS Chief Executive Iain McIlwee said:
“There remains a perception that construction is not an innovative sector, our aim with these awards is to debunk this myth and celebrate innovation in our sector across a number of categories. We are looking for innovation that meets a need in the sector and has evidence of adoption or planned use in a commercial environment. So, the successful exploitation of new ideas and bringing creative ideas to life.”
Joe Cilia, FIS Technical Director, added:
“I can think of at least four products which I have seen in the last few years that have been developed by both large and small
organisations based on need to improve quality, address sustainability or save time and I am looking forward to these awards
to be the showcase they need to get to a wider audience.”
The FIS Conference will be a two-day programme on 27-28 February at the Business Design Centre in London. There will be several 1-hour workshops each day, with the winners of the Innovation Awards announced at the Awards Ceremony on 27 February.
More information on the Conference is available here.