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Design + Technology Award 2019

Ultimately extended application deadline: August 31, 2019

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 back 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! The application deadline has just been ultimately extended to August 31, 2019.

The winners of the MATERIALICA Design + Technology Award 2018 at a glance:

Category Material
Best Of-Award (category winner): Chemours (CH) – Teflon™ FFR Polymers

Category Product
Best Of-Award (category winner): MDT-tex (D) – Tensile Membrane Solar Carport

Category Surface & Technology
Best Of-Award (category winner): Continental (D) – Morphing Controls

Category CO2 Efficiency
Best Of-Award (category winner): Covestro (D) – Desmodur® eco N 7300

Category Student
Nadia Narges Rezaei & Anna Ryzhova, Berlin University of the Arts – FLEXA
Youyang Song, Weißensee Academy of Art Berlin – Cooking New Materials

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Surface & Technology

CO2 Efficiency


Winners 2018

Below you can see the category winners (Best Of-Awards) and finalists (Silver & Gold-Awards) of last year’s competition at a glance.

Teflon™ FFR Polymers

Chemours International Operations Sàrl Best of Material

Teflon™ FFR Polymers

High-speed data cables for the latest developments in the areas of autonomous driving, e-drives, IoT and 5G.

Heat Shields for Lithium Batteries

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies Gold Award Material

Heat Shields for Lithium Batteries

Innovative heat shield based on the thermos flask – space-neutral and against the spread of the thermal runway.


Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) STuttgart Gold Award Material


Bio-inspired fiber composite joint with innovative, integrated actuators for sustainable, low-maintenance adaptive systems.

Liquid Glass

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) Gold Award Material

Liquid Glass

Liquid Glass is a liquid nanomaterial for the production of diffractive and refractive optical elements.

Morphing Controls

Continental AG Best Of-Award Surface & Technology

Morphing Controls

Illuminated keys emerge from the elegant surface of a tap panel.

Acella Hylite

Continental AG Gold Award Surface & Technology

Acella Hylite

Integration of light effects into decorative surfaces with the translucent cover material Acella Hylite.

THiNK Organo

Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. KG Gold Award Surfasce & Technology

THiNK Organo

CNB 3D Touch Surfaces

Canatu Oy Silver Award Surface & Technology

CNB 3D Touch Surfaces

The 3D touch-sensitive surfaces with transparent, conductive and shapeable films offer maximum design freedom.

Tensile Membrane Solar Carport

MDT Sonnenschutzsysteme GmbH Best Of-Award Product

Tensile Membrane Solar Carport

Carport with 15 PV modules that protects the vehicles inside and collects electrical energy.

Lightweight forged magnesium products

Gesenkschmiede Schneider GmbH Gold Award Product

Lightweight forged magnesium products

Magnesium wrought alloys are the perfect material for extremely lightweight components, being lighter than aluminum or steel.

concrete pen

STAEDTLER Mars GmbH & Co. KG Silver Award Product

concrete pen

By using the material concrete in the writing instruments sector, STAEDTLER has realized material innovation.


europlac s.r.o. Silver Award Product


INOIS S-WAVE was developed to give optimal sound to modern interior design with glass, metal and concrete.

Desmodur® eco N 7300

Covestro Deutschland AG Best Of-Award Surface & Technology

Desmodur® eco N 7300

Desmodur® eco N 7300 is the world’s first bio-based hardener for lightfast polyurethane coatings.


Nadia Narges Rezaei & Anna Ryzhova, Winners Student Award


Flexa is a sports bra developed using 3D technologies (including body scan).

Cooking New Materials

Youyang Song, Winner Student Award

Cooking New Materials

A proprietary maethod to process biowaste into biodegradable textiles.


Award Ceremony 2018

Catch some impressions from last year’s award ceremony on the opening day of eMove360° Europe 2018 (pictures by Kroha Fotografie).

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

eMove360°Award 2019

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!

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

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