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Cleanzone Award

The innovation award for clean technologies

Since 2012, this award has been recognising people and their entrepreneurial courage in pioneering new approaches. The award honours pioneering advances in the field of cleanroom technology for their innovation, sustainability and efficiency. The Cleanzone Award is open to companies, organisations, scientific and academic institutions and individuals worldwide.

Since 2019 the Cleanzone Award has been presented by Messe Frankfurt in partnership with the publisher Wiley-Verlag and its ReinRaumTechnik trade journal.  

A five-person panel drawn from the fields of research, instruction and actual practice is responsible for selecting the five most pioneering concepts amongst all submissions.

Visitors can vote for their favourites during the trade fair, and the Cleanzone Award will be presented on 24 November 2022 at Cleanzone in Frankfurt am Main. The winner will receive a cheque for 3,000 euros by Cleanzone’s media partner ReinRaumTechnik.

Your innovation for the Cleanzone Award 2022

The award for clean technology is open to finished products, new services and even ideas that are still in the project stage. The most important issue is that the innovative nature of the submission must be easily recognised.

The contest is open to everyone whose idea has the potential to improve technology or increase efficiency in the cleanroom industry

The deadline for applications has expired.

Cleanzone Award Winner 2020 ...

Cleanzone Award Gewinner

Functional finishing of textiles to inactivate microorganisms through light and oxygen.

A project submitted by the Textilforschungsinstitut Thüringen-Vogtland e.V. (TITV Greiz), the Ortner Reinraumtechnik GmbH and the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin AG Photobiophysik.  

To the project (PDF)


Interview with Dr. Roy Fox

Dr. Roy Fox  journal, has been part of the award’s panel of judges since the very beginning. In our interview, he tells us what he likes most about the award and his role in the process.

To the interview
Egon Buchta

Egon Buchta
Ingenieurbüro & Reinraumservice Egon Buchta GmbH

Anja Diete

Anja Diete
Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH

Dr.-Ing. Roy T. Fox

Dr.-Ing. Roy T. Fox
Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA

Josef Ortner

Josef Ortner
Ortner Reinraumtechnik GmbH

Prof. Dr. Andreas Schmid

Prof. Dr. Andreas Schmid
Hochschule Albstadt-Sigmaringen

Cleanzone Award winner

Textilforschungsinstitut Thüringen-Vogtland e.V. (TITV Greiz), Ortner Reinraumtechnik GmbH and Humboldt- Universität zu Berlin AG Photobiophysik: Textiles that is only 100 nanometres thick. This coating shields them against things such as cyanobacteria and moulds.

Friedrich Sailer: Hygienic Design Magnet – Magnetic Mounting Solution for Cleanrooms

Cleanroom Award winner

KEK: Besonders leicht faltbarer Inspektionswagen für Reinräume

Berendsen: Innovation „Connected Cleanroom Application“

Adriatic Institute of Technology: Mobile Reinraumeinheit „Shellbe“

InfraSolution: RobotScanFlex, einen automatisierten Filterintegritätstest

Intial Textil: Reinraumanzug „CleanVision“

Laborial: Blautouch, interaktiver Werktisch für Labore, Reinräume und kritische Bereiche des Krankenhauses

Technology of Sense: APMON - Erweiterter Echtzeit-Partikel-Monitor

Cleanzone Conference: Learning from experts

Visitors at Cleanzone Conference

The conference is included in the admission price for all trade fair visitors. Deepen your expertise and benefit form the parctical know-how of renowned experts on 23. + 24. November 2022.  

Cleanzone Conference Expert Advisory Board

Koos Agricola

Koos Agricola

Dr. Gernod Dittel

Dr. Gernod Dittel

Anke Geipel-Kern

Anke Geipel-Kern

Conor Murray

Conor Murray

Thomas Wollstein

Thomas Wollstein

Top Themes Cleanzone

Sustainability: energy-efficient and minimal

Cleanzone Business

Due to climate change and increased energy prices, energy efficiency and sustainability are at the top of the agenda in the cleanroom industry. The industry's willingness to invest in energy-efficient measures has increased significantly. The operation of cleanrooms, especially air conditioning and ventilation technology, is energy-intensive. On the one hand, the trend is therefore towards optimising energy consumption, for example through highly efficient filter fan units and sensor-based solutions coupled with intelligent and digital control. On the other hand, companies are striving to reduce the cleanroom area to the really critical areas. Mini-environments or isolators are therefore very popular. Find out more about the corresponding technologies at Cleanzone.

Supply chains: secure, clean and sustainable

Supply chain

How can the security of supply of companies producing in the cleanroom be ensured even in turbulent times? How can the supply chain be secured, especially with regard to the critical infrastructure, which includes the healthcare sector but also parts of the pharmaceutical and medical technology industries? Companies that produce in cleanrooms must ensure that the supply industry also complies with the high quality requirements. However, this applies not only to cleanliness but also to sustainability. In the course of the European Green Deal, many companies have set their own sustainability goals and demand that their suppliers also implement them. Learn more about new concepts and solutions for supply chains and logistics at Cleanzone on 23 + 24 November.

Automation: smart and digital


Automating, digitising, robotising are in full swing in the pharmaceutical industry and microtechnology to optimise processes and minimise the risk of contamination by humans in the cleanroom. One trend, for example, is the use of AGV (Automatic Guided Vehicles) solutions. In production, sensor-based techniques are used to collect data and control the machines accordingly. How can this data be intelligently networked and generate new business models? The connection of IT and OT is a basic prerequisite for the "Data Driven Enterprise" - but only if IT security is guaranteed. With the help of "Predictive Quality" and "Predictive Maintenance", possible rejects or production downtime can be detected in advance thanks to intelligent image recognition and processing, and thus prevented. Pharma 4.0 or AI: Learn more about the production of the future on 23 + 24 November in Frankfurt at Cleanzone.