Ecotrophelia winners announced

24 Oct 2016

The Europe Gold prize was awarded to ENSAIA, the École Nationale Supérieure d'Agronomie et des Industries Alimentaires de l'Université de Lorraine-Nancy in France for its "CarréLéon" culinary aid.

Ecotrophelia winners announced

The winners of Ecotrophelia 2016 have been announced.

The Europe Gold prize was awarded to ENSAIA, the École Nationale Supérieure d'Agronomie et des Industries Alimentaires de l'Université de Lorraine-Nancy in France for its "CarréLéon" culinary aid. ENSAIA received a prize of €6,000.

The Europe Silver prize was awarded to Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium for "Specornoos", an innovative ice cream cone. The team received a prize of €4,000.

The Europe Bronze prize is awarded to United Kingdom for "Från-Början", an all-natural, sustainable and indulgent non-dairy alternative to traditional ice cream. Nottingham Trent University received a prize of €2,000.

The Special Innovation Award, funded by the Conseil Departmental de Vaucluse, was awarded to Germany for "Eatapple", an edible fruity drinking straw containing pomace, a by-product of the juice industry. Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute of Process Engineering in Life Sciences received a prize of €1,000.

The competition was between 15 national teams from across Europe, with the teams pitching their ideas to a panel of 20 judges, which was chaired by Ariane Andres, Head of Academic Alliances, Nestlé Research Center.

Ecotrophelia is a pan-European competition which gives students a taste of new product development. From idea generation through to the final packaged product, the teams get a hands-on experience of what it takes to bring an eco-friendly food or drink product to market.