Innovation Area

The 24th VITeff Innovation Prize organized by the Epernay Agglo Champagne rewards the most innovative companies in the wine sector in the following categories:

  • Viticulture, rewarding the most innovative company in the wine sector, which cares for sustainable development (2000€).
  • Enology, rewarding the most innovative company in the field of sparkling wines (2000€).
  • Technological innovation “Process, products and consumables”, rewarding the company developing a technological innovation whether it is a process, a product or consumables (2000€).
  • Marketing/services, rewarding the company that will present innovative services, new sales strategies (2000€).
  • Jury prize, the “coup de coeur” will be chosen from the “official selection” made by the members of the jury (2000€).

Winners 2019

Category Viticulture

VITIBOT (Reims, 51)
Bakus
This 100% electric and 100% autonomous robot is dedicated to winemaking work. It is a universal platform that supports viticulturists in the exploitation of their vineyards thanks to the latest technological solutions. It is designed to perform different tasks and, initially, working the soil.
Contact : Mathieu Nowara
Tél : 06 73 28 78 64 — mathieu.nowara@vitibot.fr

Category Enology

OENOCONCEPT (Epernay, 51)
Remulab
Visualization of the movement and behaviour of the deposit in the bottle during the entire stirring cycle. It allows the stirring program to be adapted to changes in winemaking processes: bottle shapes, oenological products, reduction in process times, changes in wine compositions, etc.
Contact : Fabien Semence
Tél : 03 26 51 14 30 — f.semence@oenoconcept.com

Category Technological innovation “Process, products and consumables”

LBM INDUSTRIES (Reims, 51)
Robot encartonnage
Multi-format coated bottle packer with bottle orientation in the box and installation of an anti-abrasion protection sheet for dressing. This compact machine can be adapted to different locations on customer sites.
Contact : Stéphane Lambert
Tél : 03 26 04 77 26 — stephane.lambert@lbm-industries.fr

Category Marketing/services

EOS (Dizy, 51)
Harmony
“Cap” device inserting the head of the cork after its sealing on large bottles, like jeroboams (3l) . The device makes it possible to harmonize the size of the cork heads and the rings of the large bottles in an aesthetic way.
Contact : Charles Barangé
Tél : 07 76 04 44 05 — charles.barange@eos-innovation.com

Jury Prize

MAISON MELAN MOUTET(Reims, 51)
Muselet YO
The three-legged muselet called “YO” is designed to hold the cork stopper on the ring in order to maintain the tightness. It has 3 legs unlike traditional snouts which have 4 legs. This concept makes it possible to reduce the weight of the wire harness by nearly 15 to 20%, and thus to contribute to the reduction of packaging.
Contact : Clovis Malherbe
Tél : 06 25 59 48 48 —clovis.malherbe@comptoircommercialchampenois.com