Registration is now open for the
14th edition of the Eurobike Award. As of now, bike industry manufacturers, can
enter their new innovations for the coming year for the prestigious industry
award. Companies not exhibiting at Eurobike are also entitled to enter.
Innovation in the bicycle market
moves at an astonishing pace. This also applies
to the increasing development of electronic components, such as digital
accessories or electric motors. Every year the bike sector sees significant
technological advances. On the design front, the bicycle industry is also
moving at high speed. Bikes are demanding products that often inspire designers
to peak performances.
“At this exciting,
innovative phase of the bike market’s development, the Eurobike Award offers
market players and bicycle consumers a valuable source of information and
guidance. Only the most innovative products are selected by the twelve
independent bike experts of the judges’ panel,” explains Stefan Reisinger, Head
of Eurobike, Messe Friedrichshafen. Outstanding design or promising innovation
are not the only criteria used to evaluate products submitted for the Eurobike
Award. The panel of judges critically assesses the entries in a two-stage
selection process, where all aspects of a product are taken into consideration.
This can also include sustainability, weight or price-performance ratio.
Messe Friedrichshafen also provides a
special stage for young companies, new to the bicycle market. Start-ups, which
were founded no longer than three years ago, and university projects are
supported with reduced Eurobike Award entry fees. Furthermore, they have the
opportunity to present their innovations to an audience of trade
experts and bike journalists at a special, dedicated event which is part of the
comprehensive programme the day before the show opens. All participants in the
Start-Up category, whose product successfully makes it through the digital
pre-selection round, are invited to deliver a three-minute pitch to present
their product to an expert audience and the Eurobike Award judges. The Start-Up
Award winners are then announced at this event.
In addition, for the first time the EUROBIKE Academy
programme will include a series of presentations especially tailored to start-up
companies. On day one of the show, the “Start-Up University” is designed
specifically to provide seminars and workshops for young companies in the
sector to offer information about financing, networking, industry cooperation
and sharing best practise.
As of now, bike industry companies can enter their latest products for the Eurobike Award 2018 at www.eurobike-award.com .