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FootprintJan 11 20232 min read

Footprint Wins 2023 BIG Innovation Award

Recognized by Business Intelligence Group for culture, products, and people

GILBERT, ARIZ (Jan. 11, 2023) – Footprint, a global materials science technology company focused on creating a healthy planet, has been named a winner in the 2023 BIG Innovation Awards presented by the Business Intelligence Group, recognizing organizations, products and people that are bringing new ideas to life in innovative ways.


Footprint won in the Organization category, which recognizes companies whose culture, products, and people consistently deliver innovative solutions for their community and customers. Footprint provides solutions that eliminate single-use and short-term use plastics in the food chain and beyond, and its groundbreaking engineering has led to the design, development and manufacturing of new plant-based fiber products that outperform plastic, all while keeping costs in line with industry expectations.


“We are thrilled to be recognized for our innovations in cutting-edge materials science – it’s a testament to the entire Footprint organization that is helping transform industries through our plant-based fiber solutions,” said Footprint Co-Founder and CEO Troy Swope. “Thanks to our team of scientists, engineers, tooling and manufacturing experts, and a number of collaborative customers, we are helping companies transition away from single-use plastics and creating a healthier planet and people.”


Organizations from across the globe submitted their recent innovations for consideration in the BIG Innovation Awards. Nominations were then judged by a select group of business leaders and executives who volunteer their time and expertise to score submissions.


“Innovation is ‘business critical’ in today’s society,” said Maria Jimenez, chief operating officer of the Business Intelligence Group. “We are thrilled to be honoring Footprint as they are leading by example and improving the lives of so many.”


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About Footprint 

Footprint has a clear vision to create a healthier planet and healthier people. Phase one of our mission is to provide solutions that eliminate single-use and short-term use plastics in our food chain. Footprint’s team of engineers use plant-based fiber technology to design, develop and manufacture biodegradable, compostable, and recyclable products that compete with plastic’s cost, and exceed its performance. Footprint is rapidly expanding into new categories with customized and patented solutions for customers. Footprint’s products have already led to a global redirection of millions of pounds of plastic waste from entering the air, earth, and water working with leading global consumer brands.


Footprint was founded in 2014 by former Intel engineers, Troy Swope and Yoke Chung. The company employs over 3,000 employees, with operations in the U.S., Mexico, Europe, and Asia. Footprint was named to Fast Company’s 2022 “Brands that Matter list, to the 2020 Fortune “Change the World” list in 2020, is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Innovators Community and was named a CNBC Disruptor 50 company in 2021.


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About Business Intelligence Group
The Business Intelligence Group was founded with the mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other industry award programs, these programs are judged by business executives having experience and knowledge. The organization’s proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and then rewards those companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers.