CHi Business Development and Innovation (BD&I) Awards
ENTRY DEADLINE - 10 December 2021
FINALISTS ANNOUNCED - Early February 2022
WINNERS ANNOUNCED - 24 February 2022
Six Consumer Healthcare Industry (CHi) Awards – rewarding the best in business development and innovation (BD&I) around the world – will be presented to coincide with the OTCToolbox 2022 Consumer Healthcare BD&I Event on 21-25 February 2022.
New for 2022 is the CHi Award for Sustainability Project of the Year, reflecting the growing importance of sustainability in everything we do.
The six awards are:
- Transaction of the Year
- Business Development Team of the Year
- Innovation of the Year
- Regulatory Achievement of the Year
- Self-Care Initiative of the Year
- Sustainability Project of the Year
Transaction of the Year
This CHi Award will go to a single deal announced and/or completed in 2021 that has the power to transform a company's consumer healthcare presence. The deal could be an acquisition, merger, licensing agreement, joint venture or strategic alliance. Your entry should include the name of the deal, detail the objectives of the deal, and explain how the deal will achieve those objectives.
Business Development Team of the Year
This CHi Award will go to a business development team that announced and/or completed one or more deals in 2021 that have the power to transform the consumer healthcare presence of the team's company. Deals could include acquisitions, mergers, licensing agreements, joint ventures and/or strategic alliances. Your entry should include the name of the team, detail the team's objectives, and explain how the deal/deals will achieve those objectives.
Innovation of the Year
This CHi Award will go to an outstanding consumer healthcare product innovation in 2021. Examples of product innovations that will be considered for this Award include a new brand, a line extension to an existing brand, a switch of a medicine from prescription to non-prescription status, a packaging innovation or a drug delivery innovation. Your entry should include the name of the product, and detail how the product is innovative, particularly in relation to existing products on the market. Please include a photograph of the product innovation.
Regulatory Achievement of the Year
This CHi Award will go to an outstanding regulatory achievement in the consumer healthcare/OTC industry anywhere in the world during 2021. The achievement should have been by a consumer healthcare/OTC company or an industry association. Examples of regulatory achievements include switching medicines from prescription-to-non-prescription status, new product claims, and changes to legislation. Your entry should list the regulatory achievement and the name of the organisation behind the achievement, as well as giving details of the achievement including the goals, format and the impact. Please include photographs and/or videos where appropriate.
Self-Care Initiative of the Year
This CHi Award will go to an outstanding initiative anywhere in the world that encourages/promotes self-care during 2021. The initiative can have been organised by a consumer healthcare/OTC company, industry association or other organisation. Your entry should list the name of the initiative and the name of the organiser, and should give details of the initiative including the goals, format and results. Please include photographs and videos where appropriate.
Sustainability Project of the Year
This CHi Award will go to an outstanding sustainability project in the consumer healthcare/OTC industry anywhere in the world during 2021. Examples of sustainability projects include packaging developments, recycling programmes, ingredient changes, ingredient transparency, drug delivery changes, energy management and waste reduction. Your entry should list the name of the project and the name of the organiser, and should give details of the project including the goals, format and results. Please include photographs and videos where appropriate.
Who can enter?
The CHi Awards are open to consumer healthcare/OTC companies around the world. There is no entry fee. They will be judged by a panel of business development and innovation experts. The Regulatory Achievement of the Year and Self-Care Initiative of the Year Awards are also open to industry associations and other organisations.
The CHi Awards cover a broad range of consumer healthcare/OTC products including: non-prescription medicines; vitamins, minerals and supplements (VMS); self-care medical devices; skin health products; and other OTC/consumer healthcare products.
How to enter the CHi Awards
To enter your business development and innovation initiatives for the CHi Awards, send an email to Deborah Wilkes, editor & publisher of OTCToolbox, by clicking here. The email should include a short description – maximum 1,000 words – of why your initiative deserves to win the selected CHi Award.
Previous winners include
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