Welcome to the bauma Innovation Award!

Every three years, bauma is the innovation driver for the international construction equipment, building material and mining machinery industries. No other trade fair showcases so many new and further developments. The head organisations of the German construction industry, the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) and the trade fair organiser Messe Munich use this as an occasion to present the bauma Innovation Award in the run-up to bauma. With the award, organisers honour research and development teams of companies and universities who have developed cutting-edge technology of high practical use to market-readiness for the construction equipment, building material and mining industries, focusing on the environment, resources and human beings in general.


bauma innovation award 2016 - Competition is closed

Until the relevant deadline, August 31, 118 applications were submitted for the bauma innovation award 2016, 52 of these from international bauma exhibitors. Most applications were handed in for the category machinery, followed by components.

It is now the turn of the international jury to evaluate all innovations. Three per category will be nominated for the award. Nominations will be announced at the bauma media dialogue on January 19-20 in Munich. Until that date, all information referring to the competition is strictly confidential.

Winners will be honoured at the awards ceremony on April 10, 2016 before the opening of bauma. bauma will open its doors from April 11 to 17, 2016 on the Munich fairgrounds.

In 2016, the prize will be awarded for the eleventh time. The competition is a common project driven by head associations of the German construction industry such as the German Engineering Federation (VDMA = Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.), HDB (Hauptverband der Deutschen Bauindustrie e.V.), ZDB (Zentralverband des deutschen Baugewerbes e.V.) and BBS (Bundesverband Baustoffe - Steine und Erden e.V.) and bauma.


An initiative of VDMA, the German Engineering Federation, bauma and the leading associations of the German construction industry:

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