The full list of candidates for the prize is:
• 5 am Tag Servicebüro, Germany: "Frische ist Leben" – a three year, internationally-based campaign supported by the EU for the generic promotion of the consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables in Germany under the headline "Fresh is Life"
• Abracad Technoworks, Netherlands: "High speed counting and packing device" – a fast and flexible feeding system which packs small bags into cartons
• Banken Champignons, Netherlands: "Mushrooms to combine" – Four different fresh mushroom mixes with recipes for the consumer
• Behr, Germany: "Schwarzwurzeln/Steckrüben - küchenfertig geschält" – An attractive and convenient presentation of ready to cook black salsify and turnips
• Ben-Dor Fruits and Nurseries, Israel: "Colored Apricots" – A colourful range of new, sweet and juicy apricots with different skin and flesh colourings
• Elbe-Obst Fruchtverarbeitung, Germany: "Apfel-Schiffchen®" – Cut dried apple slices produced using a special new technique to maintain crispness and avoid browning
• GreenWatt, Belgium: "On-site biogas plant turning organic waste into energy" – Small-scale, cost-saving installations suitable for locations such as wholesalemarkets, packhouses etc.
• Sofruileg, France: "Nergi" – A sweet tasting berry fruit derived from the kiwi with green flesh and a smooth, thin edible skin
• Staay Food Group, Netherlands: "City-Farming" – A production concept for urban locations using LED lighting to grow seedlings in 35 days under safe, controlled conditions
• Tozer Seeds, UK: "Flower SproutTM" – A new, small vegetable with attractive, green and purple frilly leaves, a cross between Brussel sprouts and kale.
The ten candidates will be presented in a special exhibition area at the show, where visitors will be able to vote for their favourite. The award will be made on Friday 8 February, the final day of the three-day event.