FOYA15-genericHas your company recently designed, built or renovated a state-of-the-art pharmaceutical or biotechnology facility that is best in its class? If so, submit an entry into the 2015 ISPE Facility of the Year Awards Program and your firm may win the coveted Facility of the Year Award.

The 2015 ISPE Facility of the Year Awards (FOYA) Program recognizes innovation and technological excellence in the construction of new or renovated pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturing facilities.

It provides a platform for the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry to showcase innovations in facility design, construction and operation in the following categories:

Characteristics of Winning Projects

Winning projects must relate to sites where the occupants work in a safe and productive manufacturing environment, where the facility applies new or innovative technological solutions, and where the facility enhances the client’s ability to recruit top talent. Examples of exemplary features of previous Facility of the Year Awards Category Winners include:

  • Fast-track project delivery through the innovative use of modular design
  • Effective use of innovative technology combined with practical functionality
  • Extraordinary planning, flexibility and adaptability to ensure existing features meet future needs of facility
  • Novel project delivery methods
  • Use of key innovations throughout project to meet and exceed business needs
  • Unique solution to complicated problem with no environmental impact
  • Effective use of multiple technologies on one piece of equipment
  • Innovative approach to industrial facility design where core functions drive manufacturing and material handling
  • Combining use of established industry best practices that optimize manufacturing with team oriented project delivery methods that drive collaboration and overall speed to market

2015 Schedule

9 June to 24 October 2014 Submission packages accepted
26 September 2014 Deadline for Intent to Submit forms
24 October 2014 Submission deadline
9 January 2015 Judging panel meets to select Category Winners and Facility of the Year Awards Overall Winner
Week of 19 January 2015 Category Winners notified
19 January – 15 April 2015 Category Winners develop collateral materials for display at ISPE Global Pharmaceutical Quality Week
1 – 4 June 2015 Category Award Winners are recognized at FOYA Celebratory Banquet during ISPE Global Pharmaceutical Quality Week
8 – 11 November 2015 Category Winners attend ISPE Annual Meeting where winning facilities are recognized and the 2015 Facility of the Year Awards. Overall Winner is announced during the Plenary Session

The FOYA guide and all required entry forms can be downloaded from the website at visit: for more program information and details.