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IGCW-Green Innovation awards 2013

For companies small or big, many aspects like finance and opportunities play a big role. In a country like India, that is so diverse, it harbors a number of small and mid sized businesses that are profitable, there are some that lose their spark in the rat race. These are our golden eggs ready to be hatched, if they are incubated in the right way. This is where innovators and entrepreneurs can make them rise and shine and take them to an entire new level of professional victory, without losing their thirst to come up with extraordinary technologies. Technology brings advancements in various facets of life and meeting our needs apace. With increasing competition in this global environment, opportunities to grow correspond to development of new technologies. Innovations gives rise to economic opportunities, in turn providing impetus to these companies. With this it is clear that novel approaches rather than mere profitability will help in long term gains.

With Green Chemistry and Engineering fairly at its industrial infancy in India and growing at a huge pace, public recognition goes a long way into motivating the people in this field to continue their desire towards the journey they have undertaken. Recognition gives a huge morale boost for small and medium-sized enterprises, a much needed propellant. It is when these enterprises grow, that our society in general grows, since these enterprises are a entire world in themselves.

IGCW-Green Innovation awards will help others discover such companies and recognize them, appreciating their struggle in the Indian market. Awards not only support and encourage their achievements by working as a credible endorsement to enhance reputation and generate growth, but is a great way to gain recognition from industry, showing the world that you’re one of the best in the field. It will help companies get a renewed access to markets. Not to mention, it is a fantastic way to promote Green Chemistry and Engineering. When these awards will be bestowed to the deserving, is where we begin to reflect back and move on with a kindled spirit.

IGCW-Green Innovation awards are presented biennially in recognition of outstanding scientific contributions by Organizations / Individuals who have :

  • used the principles of green chemistry in their business
  • applied clean and sustainable technology,
  • have improved efficiency,
  • reduced waste and / or
  • produced safer chemicals.

On the 1st day of Symposium, IGCW-Green Innovation awards will bestowed during award evening, where Organizations / Individuals will be rewarded for the contributions of their research and their impact on society.

Industrial Awards category:

  • MNC / Large IGCW Awards
  • Medium / Small IGCW Awards
  • Academic / Scientist IGCW Awards
  • Students IGCW Awards


The IGCW award is an opportunity for individual student or professor, Research groups, Institutes, government laboratories, universities, Large scale Industries, MNC’s, start-up companies and small to medium scale industries to compete for awards in recognition of innovations in cleaner, cheaper, smarter chemistry. Through this award we want to provide national recognition of outstanding chemical technologies that incorporate the principles of green chemistry into chemical design, manufacture, and use, and that have been or can be utilized by industry in achieving their pollution prevention goals.

IGCW-Green Innovation Awards held in 2011 grew 50% bigger than when it was held in 2009, which translates into a large scale participation of Organizations / Individuals committed towards implementation of Green Chemistry based technologies.


IGCW-2011 award winners included Orchid Pharma, Steps, Gharda Institute of Technology won by Mr. Taher S. Dakorwala, Praj and Dr. Kula Kamal Senapati, Dept. of Chemistry Guwahati University, Assam, Praj Matrix Innovation Centre, Dr. G D Yadav, Dr. Bob Peoples and Dr. Pete Myers.


2011 Award Nominees:

Large & MNC SME Knowledge Community Students
Orchid Pharma Deven Super Criticals Prof S Kotha – IIT-B, Mumbai Kula Kamal Senapati – Guwahati University
Tata Chemicals Limited – Innovation Centre HyCa Technologies Prof RBN Prasad -IICT Hyderabad S M Gore – IIT-M, Chennai
Reliance technology Group, Reliance Ltd ChemieSynth Ltd Taher S Dakorwala., Gharda Institute of Science, & Technology ( GIST ), Mumbai Dr.S.Shanmuga Priya, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal Karnataka
Praj Industries STEPS Prof S Dutta – Tezpur Central University Mr. Dipak Vitthal Pinjari Institute of Chemical Technology Mumbai


IGCW-2009 award winners included PI Industries Ltd., Biosynth Group IITB, Prof. R B. N Prasad and Catapharma.

Submission details:

Industries, researchers and scientists, academia world-wide, committed to implement Green Chemistry based solutions are welcome to present an abstract for Industrial Green Chemistry Award recognition on topics pertinent to the IGCW themes. Self-nominations are allowed and expected. For nomination, formal registration for the workshop is mandatory.

The last day for submitting award nomination is 15th October, 2013. IGCW will acknowledge the receipt of nominations, by email. All abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee and relevant notifications about acceptance or rejection will be sent out to the presenting author by 30th October 2013. Three entries from each category will be shortlisted and will be given complimentary registration to convention along with hospitality. The award will be presented during an evening ceremony to be held at IGCW on first of convention 6th December 2013 to one recipient in each category.

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IGCW-2013 Expo

India, like the rest of the world, has a huge responsibility to tackle pollution and waste. Although the enactments are in place, we are still experiencing the consequences of pollution. We are not there to a place we can call as ‘zero pollution’. We are yet to manage our waste like nature does and to learn to be as efficient as it is. The people should be educated about the problems and be provided with the tools to address it. Awareness is the first step towards resolving a problem. It is then followed by asking the right questions. If Newton hadn’t wondered why the apple fell from the tree, the world could have been very different now, it may not even have aero planes for us to fly on. With the right questions, one has to experiment, experiments leads to results. To see if the results are in our favor, one has to observe. One then needs to communicate, big problems need many hands. Brainstorming around the problem and then back to asking questions. This cycle, this churning will give rise to vital information and knowledge that will help us to create solutions.

Cycle of knowledge creation

This cycle is not just limited to laboratories but it requires a team effort of people from diverse backgrounds: chemists, chemical engineers, environment specialists, ecologists, entrepreneurs, government bodies, universities etc. This means it needs a common ground for all of them to communicate, share, talk, brainstorm ideas and come to a resolution of common issues. This is what Industrial Green Chemistry World (IGCW) does. It is an incubator for new ideas to emerge, an ecosystem for creating value for chemical companies by providing and seeking relevant services, technologies, expertise & solutions. It is like a pump that throws all the brainstorming, all the conversations towards the direction of prioritizing sustainability and environmental safety, driving implementation of green chemistry and green engineering. This is where the knowledge providers meet the knowledge seekers.

IGCW EXPO : platform for commercial expansion of GC&E based technologies

IGCW-2013 Expo is just one aspect of it. The 3rd IGCW-EXPO will bring together around 50 solutions and technology providers from all over the globe to partner with you in resolving your- immediate, short-term, mid-term or long term industrial green chemistry and engineering based requirements.


50 solutions would mean 50 stalls in the exhibition space. If we have to do some number crunching, we could deduce the following, which of course has no upper or lower limits to it. Let’s start with the assumption that a single stall can have 6 meaningful conversations for the period of 6 hours. Over the length of 3 days, it would mean 18 total meaningful conversations. Multiply that with 50 and you have 900 meaningful conversations. At IGCW, we value quality and hence it doesn’t harbor more than 50 stalls, so that anyone who attends it takes away something that would make a change, which would help resolve the environmental issues.

IGCW will cover a myriad of areas like green processes. Among all, Newreka Green Synth Technologies Pvt. Ltd. has the “Recycle @ SourceTM Solution to present. Recycle@SourceTM is a simple method to recycle all the effluent streams of process back to its source without contaminating or degrading product quality. Other areas include green solvents, green catalysts, green engineering, green services, green publications, green measurements.

Our previous exhibitors:

Advanced Enzymes, ACS- Green Chemistry Institute, Beyond Benign, Chemistry in Nature, Deven Supercriticals Pvt. Ltd. (DSPL), Equinox Software & Services Pvt. Ltd., Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence, York University, RSC – Green Chemistry Leading Journal, Microinnova Engineering GmbH, Newreka Green SynthTM Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Warner Babcock Institute of Green Chemistry, TCI Chemicals (India) Pvt. Ltd., Zeon Corporation.