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MATERIALICA Award 2019: Expert Jury To Choose the Best Submissions

Innovative materials for a sustainable use of resources, three finalists in the special category “Student”

Munich, September 2019 – The winners of the 17th MATERIALICA Design + Technology Award have been selected: In their meeting, the jury of experts selected the most innovative and sustainable 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 three competitors can hope to win the prize money of 1,000 Euro for their submissions.

“Once again, it was a great pleasure to discuss with my jury colleagues the consistently very good contributions. On one hand, the award submissions address solutions for a sustainable mobility, on the other hand they address the thoughtful use of resources. As a trade fair dedicated to sustainability, we send a clear message with this”, emphasizes Robert Metzger, Managing Director of MunichExpo and organizer of the Award. Prof. Peter Naumann, lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Munich at the Faculty of Design and Chairman of the Jury, adds: “We are very pleased to see that nature is a source of inspiration for new innovative products, but is also perceived as a common good requiring protection for the sake of mankind that plays a key role in the development of new materials and applications.”

The finalists are now awaiting the announcement of the winners of the 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 15 October 2019 at 6pm (Messe München, Forum in Hall A6). The event will once again be hosted by TV anchorman Jan Stecker (Automotive, Sports).

The finalists of the 17th MATERIALICA Design + Technology Award at a glance:

Category Material

Grohe (CH) – 3D Metal Printing of Bathroom Faucets

GSA Gesenkschmiede Schneider (GER) – MCG3-5 Valves for Marine Engines

#tide – Ocean Materials


Category CO2 Efficiency

Ziehl-Abegg (GER) – ZAbluefin


Category Product

Ballendat Design (GER) – CALA

Grohe (GER) – SenseGuard

LiGenium (GER) – Sustainable Leightweight Logistics Solutions for the Automotive Production

LINDBERG (DK) – sun titanium

Neue Materialien Bayreuth – 2K Lightweight Handle


Category Surface & Technology

Brose (GER) – FuPro

Continental (GER) – Flooring Film

G.O. Products / Uni Freiburg (GER) – Sensor Mounting for Washing Machines

Telsonic (CH) – SONIQTWIST – Torsional Ultrasonic Welding of thin-wall Bumpers


Category Student

Jonas Fey, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hildesheim / Holzminden / Göttingen – Burger Skewer

Ulrike Mutschke, Hof University, Campus Münchberg – PLANTASTIX

Felix Maximilian Neuhauser, ETH Zurich – Surface Defect Detection on Extruded Aluminum Profiles


The jury members of the MATERIALICA Design + Technology Award 2019 at a glance:

Peter Naumann
University of Applied Sciences Munich, Department of Design
Chairman of the Jury

Dr.-Ing. Volker Altstädt 

University of Bayreuth, Faculty of Engineering Science

Christian Labonte
Design Strategy, Manager Design Communications, AUDI

Michael Lanz
Managing Partner, designaffairs GmbH

Robert Metzger
CEO & Publisher, MunichExpo

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

Nina Saller
Director, XbeyondS

The eMove360° Europe 2019 will take place from 15.-19. October 2019 on the grounds of Messe München, Entrance East. Bookings are currently still possible (


About eMove360°

The eMove360° Europe 2019 (October 15-17, 2019, 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. eMove360° is strengthening its position at the forefront of the New Mobility with eMove360° ASIA 2019, presented for the first time from November 13-15, 2019 at COEX Exhibition Center in Seoul, South Korea, and conducted in close collaboration with the Korean Electric Vehicle Association (KEVA) and JEC World.

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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