26 September 2016
' Nominations Open '
18 November 2016
' Nominations Closed '
23 January 2017
' Shortlist Announced '
22 March 2017
' Award Ceremony '

2017 Sponsors


Fertilizers Europe

Fertilizers Europe represents the majority of fertilizer producers in Europe and is recognized as the dedicated industry source of information on mineral fertilizers.

The association communicates with a wide variety of institutions, legislators, stakeholders and members of the public who seek information on fertilizer technology and topics relating to today’s agricultural, environmental and economic challenges.

The Fertilizers Europe website provides information on subjects of relevance to all those interested in fertilizers contribution to global food security.

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IEEE is the largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity.

Through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities, IEEE is the trusted voice in a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers, and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power, and consumer electronics. 

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The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with more than 250 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors.

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With over 40 years of experience, DTCC is the premier post-trade market infrastructure for the global financial services industry.

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The Coca-Cola Company

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world's largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands. Led by Coca-Cola, one of the world's most valuable and recognizable brands, our Company's portfolio features 20 billion-dollar brands including, Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero, vitaminwater, Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply, Georgia, Dasani, FUZE TEA and Del Valle. Globally, we are the No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, ready-to-drink coffees, and juices and juice drinks.

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The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) represents the pharmaceutical industry operating in Europe.

EFPIA is the voice on the EU scene of 1,900 companies committed to researching, developing and bringing patients new medicines that will improve health and the quality of life around the world.

To learn more, visit us at www.efpia.eu or connect with us on Twitter.


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Diageo is the world’s leading premium drinks company, with an outstanding collection of brands across spirits and beer categories. Our business is built on foundations laid by the giants of our industry. Arthur Guinness, John Walker and those that followed in their footsteps, cared deeply about the people and businesses they fostered. They were driven to create products that would last for generations.

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TATA group was founded by Jamsetji Tata in 1868, the Tata group is a global enterprise headquartered in India, comprising over 100 independent companies operating in over 100 countries across six continents. Our combined turnover in 2016 was $103 billion; with international revenues representing 69% of turnover; 10 Tata companies register turnover of over $1 billion. These companies collectively employ over 600,000 people. We have 29 publicly-listed Tata enterprises with a combined market capitalisation of about $116 billion (FY2016).

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European Copper Institute

Founded in 1996, in the UK, and based in Brussels since 1998, the European Copper Institute (ECI) is a joint venture between the International Copper Association Ltd. (ICA), headquartered in New York, representing the majority of the world’s leading mining companies, custom smelters and semi-fabricators, and the European copper industry.

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The European Foundation for Democracy is a policy institute that for more than a decade has been working on prevention of radicalisation. We seek to empower relevant individuals and groups from different European countries by helping to build capacity and resilience among communities.

EFD works with practitioners and civil society, media and policy makers, government officials and politicians throughout Europe to identify preventative approaches to address the phenomenon.

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Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU)

The Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) is a €3.7 billion public-private partnership between the EU and the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC). It is dedicated to realising the European bioeconomy potential, turning biological residues and wastes into greener everyday products through innovative technologies and biorefineries, which are at the heart of the bioeconomy. The BBI JU is about connecting key sectors, creating new value chains and producing a range of innovative bio-based products to ultimately form a new bio-based community and economy.

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GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. GE is organized around a global exchange of knowledge, the "GE Store," through which each business shares and accesses the same technology, markets, structure and intellect. Each invention further fuels innovation and application across our industrial sectors. With people, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for customers by speaking the language of industry.

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World Employment Confederation–Europe

About the World Employment Confederation–Europe (formerly Eurociett): The World Employment Confederation-Europe is the voice of the employment industry at European level, representing labour market enablers. 

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IFIA – The International Federation of Inspection Agencies and CEOC International - Confederation of Inspection and Certification Organisations are the two sister organisations speaking on behalf of the independent Conformity Assessment Bodies who provide testing, inspection and certification (TIC) services globally. The members of CEOC and IFIA employ over 350,000 employees and have a combined turnover of roughly €25 Billion. 

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