Cosmetics Cluster UK (CCUK) and the Society of Cosmetic Scientists (SCS) will be co-hosting an ‘Innovation in Action Technology Showcase Challenge’ at the 32nd IFSCC Congress in London this September.
Entries are now open and the chosen finalists will be invited to demonstrate their innovation in the showcase on 22 September and will receive a complimentary day pass to the Congress in Westminster.
The challenge spans everything from ‘Research to Retail’ and one entry will be selected to be the overall challenge winner on the day.
Entries should demonstrate innovation in cosmetic products and/or technology or a novel facet of design or production engineering.
Innovations that are not suitable for tabletop space can be entered via other formats such as digital media.
“Whilst we anticipate many entries will be pre-launch, we would also welcome new launches where the entrants have introduced a new technology, design or manufacturing process that can be demonstrated to best meet the future needs of the cosmetics industry,” a CCUK spokeswoman said.
Selecting entrants to be invited to the showcase will be Panel 1, led by Dr Gill Westgate (CCUK) and judging on the day will be Panel 2, led by Dr Katerina Steventon (CCUK). Panels will include eminent representatives from the industry.
CCUK said the showcase at the IFSCC Congress will be an informal, interactive, hands-on session, where delegates visiting the area can experience the sensorial and visual aspects of the innovation and discuss the special features in person with the entrants.
“Cosmetics and beauty innovators who have the technology, engineering, or design solution that meets the needs of tomorrow’s world are invited to enter the challenge,” the spokeswoman added.
“This is an opportunity to meet the cosmetic industry elite at IFSCC 2022 and show the international industry UK innovation in action.”
More information about the Innovation in Action Technology Showcase Challenge can be found here: https://www.ifscc2022.com/technology-showcase/.