KBB Birmingham has announced that it has extended the entry deadline for the Innovation Awards to Friday 14th January 2022. The awards honour the best ideas in the KBB industry, recognising the most creative and ground-breaking solutions. Entrants can nominate a new method, idea or product that demonstrates innovation. The scheme is open to all and winners will be announced at KBB Birmingham in March 2022.
The Innovation Awards 2022 will be in partnership with manufacturer Blum, continuing its support of the awards programme. The manufacturer is perfectly positioned as a pioneer of great design to be a partner for the awards.
Entries will be judged by a panel of industry experts which includes leading professionals who represent different areas of the KBB market including design, technical and journalism backgrounds. The judges will be taking on the challenge of scouting out the brands, manufacturers and suppliers of the KBB industry, who are bringing something new, unique and forward-thinking to the market.
This year there will be a new category added to the programme. This award will be for sustainability, which will acknowledge the cutting-edge work that brands are doing to create, promote and deliver sustainable solutions to the KBB sector.
Entries should showcase the latest innovations in the industry, ranging from products and components to manufacturing techniques that are disrupting the market, with only solutions or products launched in the last 18 months being accepted. Following the judging, 10 successful shortlisted entries will be displayed in the Atrium at the NEC across specially designed plinths, for the duration of the show. As well as the judges' winner, also returning this year will be the popular 'people’s choice' winner, which is chosen by visitors to the show.