University Research of the Year

Well-conducted nutrition research is the cornerstone of the healthy foods and supplements market. This category will reward research that takes the nutrition sector to a new level of understanding – with clear potential for the development of market-changing new products.

ENTRY CRITERIA

Nutrition Focus – Is the research nutrition based?

Scientific Merit – Does the research reflect sound science?

Efficacy – Does the research clearly demonstrate a health-related benefit?

Safety – Does the research clearly demonstrate safety in application?

True Innovation – Does the research demonstrate a unique approach, concept or benefit above and beyond leveraging prior art or general knowledge in the field? Is the research based on a concept that is truly new and different, and not simply repurposing or reorienting existing knowledge?

Market Potential – Does the research present a concept that is likely to be commercially successful? Is the target category / application well-defined and of interest in the current (or future) marketplace? Has the distinction between basic and applied science been clearly applied and validated?

Ability to Increase Market Credibility – Does the research demonstrate a concept that has the potential to make a difference to overall industry and / or marketing credibility?

The research must have been concluded after January 1, 2014 in order to be eligible to enter.

CLOSING DATE
The closing date for entries is February 6, 2015.

JUDGING PROCESS
– Selection of finalists by the NutraIngredients Awards judging panel based on the criteria above
– Qualified finalists will be notified by March 23, 2015
– Finalists will be announced on the NutraIngredients Awards website in April, 2015
– Winner will be announced at NutraIngredients Awards 2015 awards dinner on May 6

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