The Cosmetic Victories

OBJECTIVES OF THE COMPETITION

  • To support projects run by researchers, start-ups and entrepreneurs from the perfume and cosmetics sector
  • To promote the worldwide research excellency
  • To facilitate the access to the market

THE COSMETIC VICTORIES AWARDS 2 PRIZES:

  • The Academic Prize, for the most relevant research project that meets the new technical challenges of the cosmetic industry
  • The Industry Prize, for the best cosmetic innovation of the year

 

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.

 

THE PRIZE

RECOGNITION BY THE PROFESSION

The international jury’s excellence adds value and considerable scope to each prize-winner’s project.

 

INTERNATIONAL EXPOSURE

Following the competition, there will be major national and international press coverage.

 

TECHNICAL BACKING

Project holders might be supported by Cosmetic Valley to develop their project, facilitating collaborations, and connecting with Beauty Hub, the cosmetics accelerator

 

FINANCIAL BACKING

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.