The Fi Innovation Awards are all about celebrating those who are pushing boundaries and effecting positive change in the food and beverage sector. A panel of respected industry experts, chaired by Prof. Colin Dennis, judged the awards. This year, 20 finalists competed in six different categories, with the judging panel deciding behind closed doors after each presentation on November 27.
Prof. Dennis commented on this year's judging process, saying, "It's always challenging to judge the Fi Innovation Awards because the calibre of entries is incredibly high. What stood out this year was the focus on innovation for healthier, more sustainable eating, which is encouraging in a world often focused on problems."
Carolien Roseboom, Global Marketing Lead at FrieslandCampina Professional, expressed pride in the Foam Booster's recognition, highlighting its potential for creating sensory novelties and solving foam stability issues.
The eighth edition of the Startup Innovation Challenge provided a platform for young companies to showcase their innovative F&B ingredients and technologies to a global audience.
Michael Mitsakos, Co-Founder and President of Arkeon, shared his excitement about their approach to amino acid production using CO2, recognized as valuable by the jury.