13- 15 MAY 2025 | BILBAO - BEC

Foodtech Innovation Awards 2024

Get rewarded for the implementation of innovative models or technology in the food industry

Foodtech Innovations Awards recognizes the most innovative proposals that offer a disruptive approach to Customer Experience or Management. Innovative business models or technology that can make a change in the food sector.

We believe that the food industry is booming and while online reviews are great, it always helps to have some recognition from a credible, third-party source. Additionally, as food lovers, we wish to recognize those organizations that are shaping the industry and promote them to our 100,000 strong readerships and to the media. Our goal is to provide the very best tips on food to our discerning followers and subscribers too. This way, we intend to bring out the best in the food industry and highlight it for the world to see.


The best automation and robotics solution for the food value chain

This category is focused on the use of automation and robotics applied to the food industry to improve the competitiveness of companies and their production processes. Projects focused on the field of innovation, research and development (R + D + I) between industrial companies, technology centres or robotics manufacturers may also be presented.

The best innovation project for the packaging industry

This category rewards the new challenges in innovation in an industry in total transformation for the food industry.

The most innovative solution on digitalization award for the food and beverage industry

Focused on highlighting technological and digital advances that guarantee an increase in productivity and an improvement in the working methodology applied in the food and beverage industry.

Best sustainability project

Aimed at rewarding compliance with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) based on the use of recycled and renewable materials with a minimal environmental footprint.

Healthy food

The aim is to recognise the work and effort of the company, project or platform that promotes an innovative and/or scientific solution that promotes healthy eating. This award contributes to the promotion of innovative projects developed throughout the value chain of the food industry, as well as projects within the framework of Foodtech whose solution has a direct impact on healthy eating.

The most innovative startup

This award is aimed at the most innovative startups with the greatest impact on digitalisation, sustainability and health in the Foodtech sector. Whether they are at a very early stage or at a more advanced stage, innovation and disruption in the solution itself will be valued. This category, in turn, will receive applications submitted directly from the Foodtech Startup Forum of Food 4 Future – Expo FoodTech.

Spanish startup with the greatest international projection

This award seeks to recognise the Spanish startup with the greatest international projection. Their foodtech solution is considered to have a fully defined global impact in tackling some of the major challenges facing the food and beverage industry.