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Winners of the MATERIALICA Award 2018: Sustainable Technologies for New Mobility

Outstanding technology and design products were honored with the MATERIALICA Design + Technology Award on the night of October, 16, as part of the eMove360° Europe 2018 – International Trade Fair for Mobility 4.0 and Urban & Mobile Design in Munich.

More than a dozen companies and organizations, ranging from Tier 1 automotive suppliers to specialized small and medium-sized companies, in the categories Material, Surface & Technology, Product and CO2 Efficiency received the internationally recognized award at the festive award ceremony followed by an exhibitors and visitors party. Four submissions received the “Best Of” award as winners of their category. The Student Award, which is endowed with prize money of 1,000 euros, went to Youyang Song of the Weißensee Academy of Art Berlin for a process for the recovery of textiles from biological waste inspired by molecular kitchen and Nadia Narges Rezaei of the University of Arts in Berlin for a sports bra, which is produced individually on the basis of a 3D body scan.

Competition entries focusing on New Mobility

“These two submissions show the broad range that the MATERIALICA Award covers, especially with the student submissions: Othe one hand we have awarded a mature product with a professional appearance, on the other hand fundamental research with an experimental character, which still has to find its way to a finished product or technology. In the four main categories we have again seen very different submissions – from beautiful design pieces to important materials and technologies for electric mobility and connected and autonomous driving, the two central themes of our trade fair. We congratulate all winners very warmly” says 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 delighted that the quality of the competition entries continues 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. ”

In the Materials category, Chemours has been awarded the Best Of Award for a new cable technology specifically designed for real-time data processing in autonomous vehicles or Internet of Things applications. MDT Sonnenschutzsysteme received the award in the Product category for a textile solar carport. Covestro won the Best Of Award in the category CO2 Efficiency for a sustainable paint curing agent, Continental in the Surface & Technology category for its Morphing Controls technology, which allows completely new design and operating concepts to be implemented in the interior of future vehicle generations.

The winners of the MATERIALICA Design + Technology Award 2018 in the overview:

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

Gold-Award: Freudenberg Sealing Techologies (GER) – Heat Shields for Lithium Batteries
Gold-Award: Institute of Structural Design and Design (ITKE) (GER) – Flexafold
Gold-Award: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) / Neptunlab (GER) – Liquid Glass

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

Gold-Award: GSA Gesenkschmiede Schneider / Mahindra Forgings Europe (GER) – Lightweight forged magnesium products
Silver-Awards: europlac (SK) – INOIS S-WAVE
Silver-Awards: STAEDTLER Mars (GER) – Concrete Pen

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

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

Gold-Award: Continental (GER) – Acella Hylite
Silver-Awards: Brose (GER) – ThiNK Organo: Reduced Development Time through Simulation for the Efficient Mass Production of Organic Sheet Components
Silver-Awards: Canatu® (FIN) – CNBtm 3D Surface

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

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.

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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