December 15 marks the launch of the ‘Henkel Innovation Trophy' competition. In instituting this new, global innovation initiative, Henkel invites all independent inventors to submit their creative ideas. The objective is to add further impetus to Henkel's own innovation efforts. The awards for the winners include attractive cash prizes plus the chance to join Henkel in the commercialization of the associated proprietary rights. In the course of the ‘Henkel Innovation Trophy' campaign, Henkel also intends to cooperate closely with national and international inventor associations.