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Design + Technology Award 2018

Deadline: August 31, 2018

The world of materials is developing rapidly and is becoming increasingly complex. In order to be able to develop high class and attractive products in the future, companies have to keep the two main features in their focus today: outstanding design and high technology expertise. By perfectly combining intelligent material selection, expert engineering, a high degree of innovation and impressive design companies can gain competitive advantages.

To honor outstanding products and concepts, that meet these demanding criteria, we have launched the MATERIALICA Design + Technology Award. By addressing designers and engineers alike, the MATERIALICA Design + Technology Award has been a trendsetting distinction for innovative products at the interface of material development and application as well as aesthetic and functional design since its premiere in 2003. Therefore, it is considered a must among the internationally recognized design awards.

We are looking forward to learn more about your exciting products and projects in the segments Material, Product, Surface & Technology and CO2 Efficiency! Application deadline is August 31, 2018.




Surface & Technology

CO2 Efficiency


Application Form

Jury Members

An experienced team – the jury members of the MATERIALICA Design + Technology Award at a glance:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Volker Altstädt
Neue Materialien Bayreuth GmbH

Prof. Christian Labonte
Design Strategy
Audi Design

Prof. Michael Lanz
Managing Partner
designaffairs GmbH

Robert Metzger
CEO & Publisher
MunichExpo Veranstaltungs GmbH

Prof. Peter Naumann
University of Applied Sciences Munich, Department of Design

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karl Friedrich Reiling
University of Applied Sciences Landshut, Faculty Mechanical Engineering

Nina Saller

Winners 2017

Below you can see the winners of last year’s award at a glance.

Adjustable Socket

Otto Bock Healthcare GmbH Best of Material

Adjustable Socket

The adjustable socket of Ottobock offers technological solutions for the production of individually adjustable prosthetic sockets.


Schaeffler Technologies AG Best of Surface & Technology


Sensotect® allows the measurement of the load condition in places where conventional sensors cannot be used.


ancorro GmbH Großschirma Best of Product


A new, conserving resources and low CO2 sand brick.


ebm-papst GmbH & Co. KG Best of CO2


AxiCool offer a higher air flow at a higher back pressure  – with lower noise emissions and lower power consumption.

Press Laminated Timber

Mark Tholen OCAD University Best of Student

Press Laminated Timber

The panels are assembled without the use of any glue – innovative in material, process, application, and sustainability.

TRIBOND 1200/1400

thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG Material

TRIBOND 1200/1400

The multi-layered steel-composite material reduces CO2 emissions in the automotive industry.

Next Generation Spaceframe

EDAG Engineering Group AG Surface & Technology

Next Generation Spacefram

The steel space frame combines additively manufactured nodes and intelligently worked profles.

TransPOrter Collection

Konrad Hornschuch AG Surface & Technology

TransPOrter Collection

The PVC-free skai® TransPOrter Collection aims for comfort, cosiness, and warmth in vehicle interiors.

Lindberg Sun

LINDBERG A/S Denmark Product

Lindberg Sun

Marrying function and fashion makes these the brand’s most daring sunglasses yet.


Daimler AG Mercedes-Benz Product


The Mercedes-AMG GT R is equipped with a unique carbon torque tube. The weight reduction is 40% compared to the aluminum concept.

NAG3 Gearbox Bracket

ContiTech Vibration Control CO2

NAG3 Gearbox Bracket

The polyamide gearbox is 55% lighter than the former aluminum construction.

SiMo 1000

Georg Fischer Automotive Material

SiMo 1000

A new ferritic composite to raise ferrite/austenite transition temperature, high temperature strength and scaling resistance.


Award Ceremony

To round up the first day of the 2016 trade fair the winners of the MATERIALICA Design + Technology Award and the first edition of the sMove360° Award for Connected & Autonomous Driving were announced at the Messe-Forum. With the following exhibitors’ and visitors’ party right after the ceremony the attendees experienced a truly magic night, enhanced by magician and entertainer Friedrich Roitzsch. The offical ceremony of the Bavarian State Award for Electric Mobility in the festive setting of the Munich Glyptothek – for the first time attended by Bavarian State Minister of Economic Affairs Ms. Ilse Aigner – was thanks to the support by our Ambassadors of Electric Mobility a real highlight and a truly glamorous opening of the trade fair on the night before day one of the eMove360° trade fair. See here a selection of the best pictures of this unique night for the electric mobility.

sMove360° / MATERIALICA Design + Technology Award

Bavarian State Award for Electric Mobility

eMove360°Award 2018

If you feel that the MATERIALICA Design + Technology Award is not the matching platform for your product or project, we kindly recommend to check out our  eMove360° Award for Electric Mobility & Autonomous Driving. The future of the mobility is electric, connected and autonomous – it belongs to Mobility 4.0. We extensively reflect this development with eMove360° Europe 2018 – International Trade Fair for Mobility 4.0 – electric – connected – autonomous. As it is our approach to not only present innovations in this field at the exhibition, but to reward them in international competition, we have launched the eMove360° Award for Electric Mobility & Autonomous Driving. It unites these two big future issues of the automotive industry!

More Informations


Holger Neumann
PR & Award Manager
Phone: +49 (89) 322 991-34
Mobile: +49 (176) 1043 6510

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