New Product Award

Increase your company’s awareness at SLAS Europe 2020 by entering the SLAS Europe New Product Award competition. Take advantage of the perfect opportunity for extra recognition for your product and company through invaluable pre-conference publicity and on-site visibility. Join the hundreds of world leading scientists, researchers, engineers, academics and business leaders working in life sciences technology and discovery at SLAS Europe 2020 Conference and Exhibition. Our goal is to provide keen insight and advocacy on more than 300 products showcased within the exhibition.

New Product Award judging will begin virtually in early May 2020, and finalists will be announced late May 2020. An onsite panel review of finalists will take place on June 3, 2020 on the Exhibition floor, and up to three winners will be announced at a press conference that afternoon.

To submit your new product for the SLAS New Product Award, complete the application between January 20 and May 4, 2020.

The SLAS Europe New Product Award (NPA) will be presented to up to three winning product entries at SLAS Europe 2020. Recipients of the award will receive the following:

  • Official SLAS Europe New Product award plaque
  • SLAS Europe New Product award media coverage
  • Inclusion in SLAS awards news release
  • Picture on SLAS Europe 2020 website

All exhibiting companies are given the opportunity to submit their product for consideration.

All product entries must be on the exhibition floor accompanied with supporting data indicating the product works as advertised. (exceptions may be made for product entries deemed too large to display at the exhibition). The supporting data MUST be in printed form for the judges to take away with them for discussion.

  • Supporting data may include, but is not limited to, product literature and statistics, podium and/or poster presentations about the product or similar data.
  • The product entry must be less than one year old in its current form (since SLAS Europe’s previous annual conference) to be considered.

New Product Award judging will begin virtually in early May, and finalists will be announced late May 2020. There will be an onsite panel review of finalists only on June 3, 2020 on the Exhibition floor.

A panel of judges will visit the booths and meet the company representative of the finalists to review and score the new product. Please note that more than one group of judges may visit the booth during exhibition hours.

  • There must be AT LEAST ONE person at the booth during the judging period who can discuss the product with the judges.

Note: At the primary judges’ discretion, they may choose up to three top new product entries, but no more than three winners in a given year.

The winning company or companies of the SLAS Europe New Product Award must have agreed to participate in the competition and pre-accept the award before being officially awarded.

The judging panel’s decision will be based on the following four criteria (in no order of significance):

  • Market opportunity
  • Impact
  • Originality
  • Proof of concept

Individuals participating in or involved in the following ways are not eligible to participate or be considered for the SLAS Europe New Product Award: SLAS Board of Directors, officers, the SLAS Europe Awards and Grants Advisory Committee, contractors, employees, members of the judging panel or their family members and/or those considered to be “insiders.” Candidates’ companies affiliated with anyone on the judging panel are permitted to participate, but the judge must recuse him or herself from evaluating that particular candidate.

Non-Discrimination Statement

Discrimination based on race, religion, gender, age, national origin, ethnicity, veteran status or disability in regard to the SLAS Europe New Product Award is prohibited. Each candidate company shall be evaluated based on the award’s criteria, which are tied to SLAS Europe’s purpose of advancing the science and education of technologies in the laboratory.


SLAS Europe reserves the right to select and deselect any company at any given time. All decisions are final.

Elizabeth Frank, Program Manager
[email protected]
+1.630.256.7527, ext. 102

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