AVK – Industrievereinigung Verstärkte Kunststoffe e.V. (Federation of Reinforced Plastics) is now accepting submissions for the AVK Innovation Awards 2016.

It welcomes applications in the following four categories:

  • Innovative products/components or applications
  • Innovative procedures/processes
  • A particularly innovative FRP employer
  • Research and science


The Innovation Awards aim to promote the development of new products/components and applications using fiber reinforced plastics as well as new procedures and processes for manufacturing these FRP products. A further award will also be presented to universities and institutes for outstanding work in the area of scientific and research while a further category recognises a particularly attractive FRP employer. The key evaluation criteria in this category are achievements in human resources management, corporate culture and occupational health and safety.

The closing date for submission documents is 8 April 2016. Further information and application forms can be found here.


The award ceremony will take place during the 2nd International Composites Congress (ICC) from 28–29 November 2016 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

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