Recognition for
innovative spirit

The German Wellness Association recognizes the innovative strength of the wellness and spa industry and presents the WELLNESS & SPA INNOVATION AWARDS to the best every year. Since 2012, this award has developed into one of the most important industry awards in Europe. Here we present the nominated and awarded innovations of the past years.

Who can apply<br /> for the awards?
Who can apply
for the awards?
The competition is open to individuals, companies and organizations of all sizes worldwide who have a new and pioneering offering in the form of concepts, products, methods or services for the wellness and spa market. As this is an international competition, applications are accepted from all countries.
The application phase starts on May 22, 2024.
What requirements must be met?
What requirements must be met?
The submitted application must make a contribution to improving health and well-being. The benefits and effects should be credibly proven, they must at least be plausible. The innovation must already have been implemented in products, services or processes (at least as a prototype), actually function successfully in the application and be available to the market by the time of the award ceremony at the latest. On the other hand, it must not have been on the market for more than 18 months.
Competition categories 2024
Competition categories 2024
You can apply with your wellness and spa innovations in the following categories:
Environmental and Climate Protection
Spa Technology
Spa Treatment Products
Spa Treatments and Applications
Wellness Programs
Digital Wellness
Spa Design
Spa and Wellness Business Concepts

The Winners 2023

In the current competition, 14 innovations for the spa and wellness market were nominated in four different categories, ranging from technical products, spa and wellness applications, treatment and body care products to new business concepts in the spa and wellness industry. For the first time, there were two winners of the Innovation Award in one category.

Services for nominees and winners