Following the success of the first innovation contest organized in 2012, essenscia is launching the essenscia Innovation Award 2014. Through this initiative, the federation intends to encourage Belgian companies to innovate even more and to protect their intellectual assets. Protection of innovation is a key factor in the successful development and commercialization of the innovation project. The patent cell created in 2011 by essenscia in partnership with the Federal Public Service Economy is closely linked to the essenscia Innovation Award as it aims to boost the protection of intellectual capital. The 4 nominees and the winner will benefit from an exceptional media coverage. They will be interviewed in a special edition of l’Echo and De Tijd. Moreover, a video dedicated to their innovation will be produced shown during the Innovation Award ceremony. The winner will be awarded a price of 30.000 euro. The essenscia Innovation Award 2014 will be awarded in the presence of HRH Princess Astrid on Wednesday, December 3 2014 in the Palais des Académies in Brussels. Participating companies will receive a personal invitation to attend the award ceremony. More information and participation