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Innovation Awards

Top ideas with top potential

We roll out the red carpet for the Innovations of the Year. The price: The most prestigious international prize in the fresh produce trade.

The FRUIT LOGISTICA Innovation Award (FLIA) will be presented for the eighteenth time in 2024 by Messe Berlin GmbH and Fruitnet Media International. It has become the most important award for the entire international fruit and vegetable industry.

It honours outstanding innovations in the entire fruit and vegetable supply chain from production to the point of sale. Innovations can be products, services or technical innovations.

New: In addition to the FLIA, the FLIA Technology will be awarded for the first time in 2024 for outstanding innovations in the field of Machinery & Technology.


In good mood at the award ceremony 2023: Kaasten Reh (Director Events + Awards, Fruitnet Media International) and Kai Mangelberger (Director FRUIT LOGISTICA)

The application deadline ended on 17 November 2023.

The nominees will be announced in January.

The timetable

  • 17 November 2023 - Application deadline.
  • 27 - 30 November 2023 - Sample delivery
  • 1 December 2023 - Jury meeting
  • January 2024 - Publication of nominees
  • 9 February 2024 - Award ceremony in Berlin

Which nomination convinces you?

The winner of the respected award will be chosen by the jury and the trade visitors of FRUIT LOGISTICA. On the first two days of the fair, you have the opportunity to vote for your favourite at the FLIA and FLIA Technology special exhibitions.

Vote for the best innovation and win Apple AirPods Pro (2nd generation).

Voting closes on 8 February 2024, 6 p.m. The prize-giving ceremony will take place on 9 February 2024, 2.30 p.m. at the FLIA Technology special exhibition area between Halls 1.1 and 2.1. Valid votes with personal contact details, sponsored by Fruitnet Media International GmbH, are eligible for the prize draw. The legal process is excluded.


Contact Messe Berlin

Xiang Zhi
Messedamm 22
14055 Berlin
Tel. +49-(0)30-3038 2278

Contact Fruitnet Media International

Kaasten Reh
Lindemannstraße 12
40237 Düsseldorf
Tel. +49 (0)211- 99 104-10

Review: FLIA winner 2006-2023

  1. FLIA winner 2006

    „Salanova® lettuce variety“ (Rijk Zwaan, Netherlands)

  2. FLIA winner 2007

    „Vitamini’s“ – a vegetable snack (FresQ/Rainbow Growers Group, Netherlands)

  3. FLIA winner 2008

    „Intense“ – flesh tomato (Nunhems Netherlands BV, Netherlands)

  4. FLIA winner 2009

    FLIA winner 2009

    "Sweet Green Paprika“ (Enza Zaden, Netherlands)

  5. FLIA winner 2010

    FLIA winner 2010

    „Arils Removal Tool“ – der Granatapfel-Entkerner (Mehadrin Tnuport Export, Israel)

  6. FLIA winner 2011

    FLIA winner 2011

    „Limeburst Fingerlimes“ – Australian citrus fruit (Limeburst Fingerlimes, Australia)

  7. FLIA winner 2012

    FLIA winner 2012

    “Angello – Sweet & Seedless Pepper“ (Syngenta Seeds BV, Netherlands)

  8. FLIA winner 2013

    FLIA winner 2013

    „City-Farming“ – a greenhouse-concept (Staay Food Group, Netherlands)

  9. FLIA winner 2014

    FLIA winner 2014

    „BBQ Grill-Mix“ – a new convenience product for BBQ fans (eisberg Group, Switzerland)

  10. FLIA winner 2015

    FLIA winner 2015

    „Aurora Seedless Papaya“ (Aviv, Israel)

  11. FLIA winner 2016

    FLIA winner 2016

    „Genuine Coconut” - organic coconut with a special patented opening (World´s Coconut Trading, Spain)

  12. FLIA winner 2017

    FLIA winner 2017

    “Knox™” – Delayed pinking in fresh cut lettuce (Rijk Zwaan Zaadteelt en Zaadhandel BV, Netherlands)

  13. FLIA winner 2018

    FLIA winner 2018

    „Pook Coconut Chips“ (PookSpaFoods, Germany)

  14. FLIA winner 2019

    FLIA winner 2019

    „Oriental Red® – Red Kiwifruit“ (Jingold spa, Italy)

  15. FLIA winner 2020

    FLIA winner 2020

    „Tomato YOOM™“ (Syngenta Seeds B.V., Netherlands)

  16. FLIA winner 2021

    FLIA winner 2021

    sorry - the winner was coronavirus Covid-19!

  17. FLIA winner 2022

    FLIA winner 2022?

    „Amela Tomato“, Granada La Palma, S.Coop.And., Spain

  18. FLIA winner 2023

    FLIA winner 2023

    Tatayoyo, Rijk Zwaan, Netherlands

Innovation Award FLIA 9 February 2024
Location FLIA: Trompete (transition halls 20/21)
FLIA Technology: Lichthof (halls 1.1/2.1)