23 January 2018
23 January 2018
The German Federation of Reinforced Plastics (AVK) is inviting applications for the AVK Innovation Award 2018 in fibre reinforced plastics/composites.
The categories are:
• Innovative products/components and applications;
• Innovative processes and methods;
• Science and research.
The AVK Innovation Award aims 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.
The AVK Innovation Award also gives prominence to the innovations and to the individuals and companies/institutions that are behind them, thus publicising their performance throughout the industry.
The deadline for submission of applications is 13 April 2018.
The award ceremony will be held during the 4th International Composites Congress (ICC) in Stuttgart, Germany, in November 2018, in conjunction with the COMPOSITES EUROPE trade fair (6-8 November 2018).
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