Materialica design and technology awards programme 2009 announced
31 January 2009
MunichExpo Veranstaltungs GmbH has announced the MATERIALICA Design +
Technology Awards programme for 2009. The award will be presented at
MATERIALICA the 12th international trade fair for material applications,
surfaces, and product engineering in Munich from October 13-15, 2009.
The award is granted to concepts characterized by superior
achievements in terms of innovation, design or engineering in the
categories Material, Surface + Technology and Product, and also since
2008 in the category CO2 efficiency.
With the introduction of the new
CO2 category the prize donators are reacting to special issues that
climatic changes and environmental pollution pose to companies and
developers alike. This year also there is a MATERIALICA
Student Award that comes with prize money of €1,500.00.
Designers, material developers, engineers, manufacturers and students
are invited to participate in this award. The main focal point of this
award is on medical technology, aerospace, automotive, engineering,
energy management, sports and technical consumer goods. By participating
in this award, enterprises can outline their innovative competence and
gain a valuable marketing instrument to position their products on the
market more successfully.
The award seeks to outline the importance of materials for industrial
design-oriented applications and to encourage a dialog between
designers, material manufacturers, product manufacturers and engineers.
The winners will be selected by an independent specialist jury that also
grants a Best of Award in each category. The Best of Award winners
will be announced during the trade fair MATERIALICA (October 13 through
15, 2009) in a festive award ceremony. All awarded products will be
presented effectively during the entire course of the trade fair at the
MATERIALICA Design Show.
MATERIALICA Design + Technology Award winners 2008
- Best of Material winners 2008: Araldite High Flexible Composite
(Huntsman Advanced Materials);
- Best of Surface: Radius Pultrusion
(Thomas GmbH + Co. Technik + Innovation KG);
- Best of Product: Receptor
(POC Sweden AB);
- CO2 Efficiency: Kompaktkrümmer (ETEC GmbH);
- Best of
Student: nemus concept.bike (R Taranczewski, D Zimprich, J Ziege –
University of Arts and Design, Halle).
Award documents for the MATERIALICA Design + Technology Award 2009 can
be obtained from:
- Application deadline: 30. June 30, 2009
- Award ceremony: 13. October 13, 2009
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