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Here you will find the press material for the bauma Innovation Award.
We will publish press releases on the individual innovations during the competition.

15 nominated companies will present themselves at the bauma Media Dialogue on 28/29 January 2019 at the ICM in Munich. Editors participating in the bauma media dialogue are invited to vote for their favourites. They can vote online in a voting box at the VDMA stand in the ICM. On 7 April, the 5 winners of the innovation prize will be honoured in the Court Church of All Saints in the Munich Residence. We cordially invite all journalists who took part in the election to this event.

Press contact:
Martina Scherbel, E-Mail:, Phone: +49-69-6603-1257


Logo „bauma innovation award 2019“

Here you may download the logo of the innovation award in various formats.

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Five categories - five prizes - five winners

The Technical University of Munich won the race in the research/science category. Together with their partners they developed a driver guidance system 4.0, which supports the construction machine operators with holograms during their construction site activities. Virtual 3D models and data from different sources overlay real objects and the environment. The operator receives all relevant information in the field of vision. This provides a better overview and facilitates the implementation of changes in the construction process.

Liebherr Hydraulik Bagger won the prize in the Design category. With its new operating environment for construction machines, the company takes the next level of digital control environment by combining physical and digital units: it integrates standard tablets into the control environment of a construction machine and implements the requirements of machine operators using an intuitive Graphics Unit Interface. Man will no longer just operate the machine, he will communicate with it.

Every three years at bauma, VDMA, HDB (German Construction Industry Federation), ZDB (German Construction Confederation), bbs (German Building Materials Association) and Messe München award the bauma Innovation Prize.
This time 138 entries were received, 64% from Germany and 36% from abroad. 53 entries were submitted in the machine category, 44 in the components and digital systems category, 5 in the building/construction processes/building processes category, 18 in research and science and 18 in the Design category. Candidates must qualify in several selection rounds and meet certain criteria. It is about how high the level of digitisation is, how advanced and user-friendly and, of course, how economic the innovation is. Optics and ergonomics also play a role. In the Design category, the combination of form and function is of decisive importance.

Press Release as PDF

The winners 2019 have been announced!

The winners 2019 are:

  • Herrenknecht
  • Moba Mobile Automation
  • Max Bögl
  • TU München
  • Liebherr-Hydraulikbagger

47 of 138 innovations become finalists


Online application phase to start on April 3


Those interested can submit their application at from April 3 until September 5, 2018. Recognizing future-proof and efficient innovations that have a high level of practical relevance and make a contribution towards energy and resource efficiency or towards humane working conditions.

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bauma Innovation Awards for six companies and research institutions

  • Kramer Werke GmbH, Pfullendorf (category: Machinery))
  • IMKO GmbH, Ettlingen (category: Components)
  • LEONHARD WEISS GmbH & Co. KG, Göppingen (category: Construction Process/Construction Work)
  • Technische Universität Dresden, Professur für Baumaschinen, Institut für Baustoffe, Institut für Baubetriebswesen, Dresden (category: Research)
  • Groupe Mecalac S.A., Annecy-le-Vieux, Frankreich und Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden (category: Design)

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