For the seventh time since 2017, the Discover Natural Fibre Initiative is inviting entries for the ‘DNFI Innovation in Natural Fibres Award’. The purpose of the DNFI Innovation in Natural Fibres Award is to raise awareness of exciting work involving natural fibres, and to help raise the profiles of leading researchers so as to enhance opportunities for commercial application of such work.
The DNFI Award 2023 will be judged in three categories: Innovative products/components or applications, innovative processes/procedures, research and science. The evaluation criteria are: outstanding scientific work and technical feasibility, the extent of improvement or effectiveness of the innovation compared to existing products or processes in which the innovative product or process has been implemented and the potential for opening up new markets or sectors for products made from natural fibres.
Nominations for the 2023 DNFI Innovation in Natural Fibres Award are now being accepted.
Closing date for applications is 8 September 2023. Short-listed competitors will be notified after September 18 2023. The winners will be announced in October 2023.
The winner will be recognized by press release and announcement at the plenary meetings of DNFI members. The date and the place for Award Ceremony will be announced before the end of the year.
Download press release: 2023 DNFI Innovation Award Announcement