Pollutec Innovation Awards

Pollutec Innovation Awards is an international operation providing recognition for outstanding innovations with considerable market potential in the fields of environment and energy.

Co-organized with the Pexe

Promoting green innovations

In 2018, 191 innovations were submitted, 20 were nominated by the pre-selection jury and 3 laureates were chosen at the show by a jury of 26 professionals (7 investing funds, 5 representatives of cities and territories and 14 corporate groups)

2018 Laureates Press Release 2018 (pdf)


For all participants

A unique visibility at the event

  • Online directory
  • Innovation Guide
  • Innovation floor tile
  • Innovation Visitor Trail 
  • Media relations

For the 20 finalists

A direct spotlight on the 20 finalists

  • A pitch session before a jury of 50 buyers and a special opportunity to meet with them 
  • The opportunity to meet with Innovation and Market Directors from the major exhibiting companies 
  • A dedicated Press release 
  • Additional pitch time 
  • Boosting goodies (patches...)

For the 3 laureates

Prizes for the 3 laureates:

  • A presentation on the Pollutec Pitch Ring 
  • An interview and a micro video reporting by Pollutec TV 
  • A 6sqm stand on Pollutec 2022

2018 Laureates

The 3 Laureates of the Pollutec Innovation Awards were announced during Pollutec 2018. They received their trophy from the hands of Brune Poirson, Secretary of State to the Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition.




Treatment and energy recovery from industrial fumes



Valorizing greywater from a catering in clean drinkable water



Hydraulic and sustainable battery coupled with solar energy

Selection process


The jury is made up of French and international public and private market stakeholders. These include representatives of cities, local governments and industries.

The role of the jury is to evaluate the innovations' potential with regards to specific market requirements.

To assess each candidate, the jury uses a pre-defined grid of criteria.


The final evaluation takes the form of a public pitch session during Pollutec.

Each candidate must perform a 5-minute presentation in front a jury of 50 top buyers and investors.

At the end of the presentation (3 slides), the jury then procedes to a short Q&A with the candidate. The laureates are announced after assessing the jury's evaluations and deliberations.

Applying to the Pollutec Innovation Awards

In order to apply for the Pollutec Innovation Awards 2020, you should be a registered exhibitor.

If you'd like to learn more about exhibiting opportunities and our Startup offer, please visit our Exhibition page: