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.


The application period starts on April 7, 2015

Frankfurt, March 30, 2015 – From April 7 until August 31, 2015, exhibitors of bauma, research institutes, universities, research-based companies as well as members of the German associations of the construction and building material industry can apply for the bauma innovation award 2016 which is offered in five categories:

  • machinery
  • machinery component
  • construction process/construction work
  • research
  • design

The jury assesses the sustainability and the practical use of the innovations. Selection criteria include cost efficiency, performance improvement, energy and resource efficiency, as well as contribution towards environmental protection, humanisation of the workplace and image enhancement of the industry. In all categories, the innovations must be related to the construction, building material and mining machinery industry or to the construction and building material industry. The panel of judges consisting of major international representatives of the construction industry, leading professors and journalists in these fields will nominate three innovations in each category. Nominations will be officially announced at the bauma media dialogue held on January 19 to 20, 2016 in Munich. Winners will be honoured at the awards ceremony on April 10, 2016 before the opening of bauma. bauma, the world's leading trade fair for construction and building material machinery, construction vehicles and tools as well as mining equipment will open its doors from April 11 to 17, 2016 on the Munich fairgrounds.

Conditions of participation as well as the online application form for the bauma innovation award 2016 are available at www.bauma-innovation-award.com.

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.


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