The Cosmetic Victories
One of the most challenging issues of the Cosmetic Valley is to detect and support the young innovative companies, as well as to promote the research and the cosmetic sciences. This led to the creation of The Cosmetic Victories competition in 2015, sponsored by the Cosmetic Valley-ESSEC endowment fund.
The competition, recognized by the profession, aims to reward and promote students, researchers, start-ups and SMEs in charge of innovative projects, related to the perfume and cosmetics industry, as well as to promote the research and innovation that will participate in the future of the cosmetics industry.
Apply Until January 31
For more informations : COSMETIC VICTORIES
OBJECTIVES OF THE COMPETITION
THE COSMETIC VICTORIES AWARDS 2 PRIZES:
WHO CAN TAKE PART IN THE COMPETITION?
The Cosmetic Victories competition is open to contestants from all around the world:
The Academic Prize: for PhD students, post-doctoral fellows and researchers
The Industry Prize: for managers of business-creation projects, innovative start-ups and SMEs
WHICH TYPES OF RESEARCH & INNOVATION?
From primary research project to applied research project, all research works are eligible (all kind of TRL)
All kind of innovation may be presented as a project submission, in any field of application of the cosmetics industry's value chain: raw materials, formulation, packaging, tests, finished goods, …
The innovations can come from the perfume and cosmetics industry or can be the result of technology transfer from other sectors to the cosmetic field: new technologies, new products, new processes, new services, new concepts or new organisations.
RECOGNITION BY THE PROFESSION
The international jury’s excellence adds value and considerable scope to each prize-winner’s project.
Following the competition, there will be major national and international press coverage.
To support the competition’s prize-winning projects, and based on the COSMETIC VALLEY-ESSEC endowment fund, winners of The Cosmetic Victories award will receive a cash prize of €10,000.
Project holders might be supported by Cosmetic Valley to develop their project, facilitating collaborations, and connecting with Beauty Hub, the cosmetics accelerator
HOW TO APPLY?
Applications must be submitted via the platform according to the following steps
STEP 1 - ONLINE APPLICATION
To submit your application, fill out your project on the IDcosm.com platform
If you do not have an IDcosm account: create your IDcosm account, add a project, fill in all the tabs and in the My Projects tab, click on "Apply for The Cosmetic Victories".
If you already have an IDcosm account, log in, update your project with all tabs filled in and in the My Projects tab, click on "Apply for The Cosmetic Victories".
Applications are open until 31 January 2024.
Thank you for completing the questions, the quality of your file will be decisive in the choice of candidates selected for the integration pitches.
STEP 2 - SELECTION
Once the applications are closed, the application files will be examined in February 2024 by the jury to determine the 3 finalists in each category.
The top 3 entries in each category will then be invited to pitch to an international jury in April 2024 at an exceptional ceremony in Paris.