SEPAWA e.V.’s aims are to promote the detergents/cleansers, cosmetics and fragrance industry. Within the organization specifically young scientists are supported. Therefore, special achievements and developments are awarded and rewarded during the annual SEPAWA CONGRESS.

Innovation Award

SEPAWA e.V. shall present three innovation awards in October every year. These awards are intended to encourage companies from the detergents/cleansers, cosmetics and fragrance industries to develop innovations, implement them and make them accessible to consumers. The awards are meant to give an impetus to active management of ideas in companies.

Submission Start: 15 May 2024
Deadline: 24 July 2024
Award Ceremony: Thursday, 17 October 2024 during the After Event

Young Researcher's Award of the SEPAWA e.V.

SEPAWA e.V. has set up a program in order to further the advancement of junior scientists in the particular fields related to the association. Up to eight awards will be granted to excellent junior scientists.

Submission Start: 27 March 2024
Deadline: 29 May 2024
Award Ceremony: Thursday, 17 October 2024 from 13:15 hrs during the keynote address in the Auditorium

Young Scientist Award of the GDCh Division of Detergent Chemistry

The Division of Detergent Chemistry of the German Chemical Society (GDCh) offers up to three Young Scientist Awards per year, to honor each outstanding bachelor thesis, one master thesis and one dissertation, respectively, with particular relevance to the development of detergents and cleaning agents.

Deadline: 02 April 2024
Award Ceremony: Wednesday, 16 October 2024 from 12:30 – 13:00 hrs in Room Auditorium


The German Society of Perfumers (DGP) in SEPAWA e.V. has launched a program to specifically promote young scientists in their field. The funding award is awarded to young young scientists for the best diploma thesis, specialist thesis or thesis.

Deadline: 31 March 2024
Award Ceremony: Thursday, 17 October 2024