Registration open for “The Best Idea at Plantarium 2016”


Flip thinking, thinking outside the box: these are the key concepts when it comes to new ideas. “The aim of this competition is to get businesses thinking by means of innovative ideas”, says fair manager Jos van Lint. 

Best idea
The idea must have some connection with the horticulture chain, either now or in the future. Entries can be submitted in four categories: Indoor (retail/presentations/communication/shopping), Outdoor (landscaping/gardening), Technology (automation/computerisation/logistics) and Product (novelties/cultivation techniques/propagation). The ideas will be pitched to the public and the trade jury on a specially designed innovation square. A prototype and/or an appealing presentation can be used in the pitch. 

The ideas will be judged by the trade jury, taking several criteria into account. The votes of the public and trade jury will determine which entry wins the title of “Best Idea at Plantarium 2016”. For the Best Idea submitted by students, a cash prize of €1000 is available. Trade colleagues will receive a PR package of the same value. 

Further information about the “Best Idea at Plantarium” and the application form can be found For more information, please contact Plantarium/BIZZ Communications, Helma van der Louw, telephone +31 (0)6 28454955 or The closing date for registrations is 1 August 2016.

Plantarium runs from 24 to 27 August 2016 in the Plantarium building at the International Trade Centre Boskoop-Hazerswoude. You can still register for the fair on

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