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MATERIALICA Award 2018: Expert Jury To Choose The Best Competition Entries

Innovative materials and intelligent manufacturing technologies for sustainable mobility // Two winners in the special category “Student”

Munich, September 2018 – The winners of the 16th MATERIALICA Design + Technology Award have been announced: In their meeting, the jury of experts selected the most interesting and innovative products and projects as the finalists of this prestigious award, which is the only one in the world positioned at the interface of design, technology and materials. More than a dozen companies and organizations, from Tier 1 automotive suppliers to specialized small and medium sized companies, can hope to win the coveted Best Of Award in one of the four competition categories. In the “Student” category, two students share the prize money of 1,000 for their submissions, which include both a finished product as well as some basic research on the processing of biological raw materials.

“It was a great pleasure to talk with my jury colleagues about the mostly very good contributions. It has shown that many submissions are getting closer to the main topic of our trade fair eMove360°, electric mobility and connected and autonomous driving. We are very pleased because we are convinced that the success of New Mobility depends in large part on the intelligent use of new materials and innovative production technologies”, emphasizes Robert Metzger, Managing Director of MunichExpo and organizer of the Award. Nina Saller, Director of the strategic design consultancy XbeyondS and jury chairwoman of this year’s MATERIALICA Design + Technology Award, adds: “We are very pleased to see the quality of the competition entries continuing to increase overall. In addition to a high level of innovation, sustainability is becoming more and more important – both in the submissions and for us as a jury in the evaluation of the competition entries.”

The finalists are now awaiting the announcement of the winners Silver and Gold Awards in the categories Material, Product, Surface & Technology, CO2 Efficiency and the special category Student and the Best Of-Awards for the category winners. The official award ceremony of the MATERIALICA Design + Technology Award is traditionally held on the first day of the eMove360° – International Trade Fair for Mobility 4.0 – electric – connected – autonomous, on 16 October 2018 at 6pm (Messe München, Forum in Hall A6). The presentation will once again be moderated by TV journalist Jan Stecker (Automobil, Sport).

The finalists of the MATERIALICA Design + Technology Award 2018:

Category Material

  • Chemours (CH) – Teflon™ FFR polymers
  • Institute of Structural Design and Design (ITKE) (GER) – Flexafold
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) / Neptunlab (GER) – Liquid Glass
  • Freudenberg Sealing Techologies (GER) – Heat Shields for Lithium Batteries

 Category CO2 Efficiency

  • Covestro (GER) – Desmodur® eco N 7300

 Category Product

  • europlac (SK) – INOIS S-WAVE
  • GSA Gesenkschmiede Schneider / Mahindra Forgings Europe (GER) – Lightweight forged magnesium products
  • MDT-tex (GER) – Tensile Membrane Solar Carport
  • STAEDTLER Mars (GER) – Concrete Pen

 Category Surface & Technology

  • Benecke Hornschuch Surface Group / Continental (GER) –
    Acella Hylite
  • Benecke Hornschuch Surface Group / Continental (GER) –
    Morphing Controls
  • Brose (GER) – ThiNK Organo: Reduced Development Time through Simulation for the Efficient Mass Production of Organic Sheet Components
  • Canatu® (FIN) – CNBtm 3D Surface

The jury members of the MATERIALICA Design + Technology Award 2018 at a glance

  • Nina Saller
    Director, XbeyondS
    Chairwoman of the Jury
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Volker Altstädt
    CEO Neue Materialien Bayreuth GmbH
  • Prof. Christian Labonte
    Design Strategy, Manager Design Communications, AUDI
  • Prof. Michael Lanz
    Managing Partner, designaffairs GmbH
  • Robert Metzger
    Managing Director, MunichExpo
  • Prof. Peter Naumann
    Dean University of Applied Sciences Munich,
    Department of Design
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karl Friedrich Reiling
    University of Applied Sciences Landshut,
    Faculty Mechanical Engineering

The eMove360° Europe 2018 will take place from 16.-18. October on the grounds of Messe München, Entrance East. Bookings are currently still possible (

About eMove360°

The eMove360° Europe 2018 (October 16-18, 2018, Messe München), international Trade Fair for Mobility 4.0 – electric – connected – autonomous is the world’s largest technology trade fair for electric mobility and connected & autonomous driving. It is also dedicated to sustainable mobility solutions such as car-sharing and intermodal mobility. With its various platforms – the trade show as the annual industry gathering, the eMove360° Award and the MATERIALICA Award, the eMove360° magazine with online news portal, the eMove360° Conferences as well as the eMove360° Club and the e-Monday networking events – eMove360° sees itself as an umbrella brand for the New Mobility and an international marketplace that brings together offer and demand on a global level.

The exhibition’s focus areas are: Vehicles (electric, connected, autonomous), Charging & Energy, Infotainment & Connectivity, Automated Driving & Electronics, Battery & Powertrain, Mobility Concepts & Services, Urban & Mobile Design, Materials & Engineering. Approximately 30 percent of international visitors and around 40 percent of the 300+ exhibitors with headquarters outside of Germany underline the international leadership role of the eMove360° for the mobility of the future. Visitor target groups of the trade fair are developers, designers and IT experts of the big OEM and TIER1 suppliers, as well as buyers and users, such as fleet managers, decision makers in cities, communities, hotels & tourism and service providers.

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