The assessments will be expressed by a Technical-Scientific Committee composed of authoritative representatives belonging to the wine-making and vine-growing world, to the scientific community and to UIV-member wine-makers.
There were two award categories.
- The “Technological Innovation Award” is the special mention for the projects considered of particular note, for whose development an extensive scientific expertise is acknowledged together with filed experience and especially a contribution of ingenious minds, capable of breaking old patterns and creating synergies in know-how.
- The “New Technology SIMEI 2017” is given to projects that imply process and product innovation, to such an extent that significant improvement may be expected in the wine-making process.
The Innovation Challenge was established to reward and give visibility to the wine-making and vine-growing companies that have been employing resources to contribute to the development of the sectors related to the vineyard-winery and the beverage chains: agriculture, viticulture, enology, agrarian mechanics and bottling/packaging of wine, water and drinks.
In this way it is possible to enhance the commitment shown by the manufacturers of technologies and services, thus emphasizing the projects of recognized innovative content, which will then be highlighted on several occasions and in various ways before, after and during the exhibition.