31 January 2017
31 January 2017
The German Federation of Reinforced Plastics (AVK) is inviting applications for the AVK Innovation Award 2017 in fibre-reinforced plastics/composites.
The awards will cover the following categories:
Innovative products/components and applications
Innovative processes and methods
Science and research
AVK explains that one goal of its Innovation Award is to promote new products/components and applications made from fibre-reinforced plastics (FRP) and to promote new processes and methods for the manufacturing of FRP products. A further award is given to universities, colleges and institutes for outstanding work in science and research. In each of the categories special emphasis will be placed on the issue of sustainability.
Another goal of the AVK Innovation Award is to give prominence to the innovations and also to the individuals and companies/institutions that are behind them, thus publicising their performance throughout the industry.
The submission deadline for the application documents is 17 March 2017.
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