I-Novo Awards 2015

DirectIndustry Presents the i-NOVO Awards at Hannover Messe 2016

Rewarding creativity – Recognizing innovation – Celebrating sustainability

Expertise + Passion

Introduced in 2000, DirectIndustry has quickly established itself as the leading online resource for engineers and industrial professionals. With DirectIndustry, visitors can source and bookmark products, catch up on industry trends and directly contact manufacturers. It’s a miniature eco-system dedicated to helping them do their job. But behind every great website is a great team, and DirectIndustry is powered by a group of experts that are passionate about innovation. DirectIndustry’s I-NOVO awards aim to turn our team’s expertise into a veritable label of innovation and a useful tool for professionals.


DirectIndustry’s i-NOVO Awards will identify and reward products that improve industry standards through innovation.
I-NOVO will highlight the trade show’s most exceptional products across three categories:

i-NOVO Design Award

The i-NOVO Design award will recognize products that take a step outside of the box. Products in this category might integrate current design trends, be visually unique, demonstrate exceptional attention to ergonomics or propose an innovative solution for an emerging need.

i-NOVO Eco Award

The i-NOVO Eco award will be attributed to products that lessen or eliminate impact on the environment. Such products might have a sustainable manufacturing process or lower embodied energy and may use biodegradable, recyclable or reusable materials. Products in this category may also have a durable product life cycle and reduced energy consumption.

i-NOVO Tech Award

The i-NOVO Tech award will be given to products that demonstrate novel use of technology, whether it be the invention of a new technology, a technological innovation in the fabrication process (automatic or manual), the use of advanced technology to improve a design, the application of existing technologies in a new domain, the integration of several new technologies in one product or a completely innovative concept.

How It Works

Our internal team of experts will create a product shortlist to be released on the first day of the trade show. Once the shortlist has been announced, the general public will be called upon to vote for the category winners.

Nominees and winners will benefit from extensive promotion at the trade show as well as on the DirectIndustry website and across our various medias. All nominees will be included in the official i-NOVO guide to be distributed on site and will also be identifiable thanks to the i-NOVO label on their stand. A QR code in the guide and on the I-NOVO label will allow visitors to vote at the show. Check out all of the award benefits:


    The I-NOVO awards are open to professionals that will be exhibiting at the trade show. Products must be in production and must be presented during the event.

important dates

Submissions deadline
April 07th, 2016
Nominees notified
April 08th, 2016
Shortlist released & voting begins
April 25th, 2016
Winners announced
May 06th, 2016