cirp celebrates 10 years of international ideas competition with an anniversary showcase

10 years of purmundus challenge, by cirp - we are celebrating with a retrospective! We look back on outstanding, forward-looking design ideas and ask ourselves: has the future of yesteryear become reality?

This year, organizer cirp GmbH and Formnext are planning something very special. Together we will look back on 10 years of purmundus challenge and show you the highlights of the last 10 years. All award winners since 2012 are cordially invited to present their exhibits to the trade audience once again and report on how their ideas, product and business model have developed. cirp and Formnext, together with all sponsoring partners, are looking forward to an outstanding exhibition.

Among the winners since 2012 were students, start ups, design offices as well as global corporations. It is precisely this breadth that makes it so appealing. In the anniversary showcase are among others: Clement Zheng as the first winner of the challenge with "Fusilli and Sine Bowl" (2012), act'ble GmbH with your winning project "New pointe shoe sole" (2021), Siemens - with your bionically inspired combi burner (2018), as well as Mecuris GmbH - developer of the "FIRSTEP Kinderfuß" (2016) and many others.

Since 2012, the purmundus challenge has been the leading international design competition in 3D and 4D printing. Researchers, engineers, designers and inventors are invited to submit their creative ideas in different categories. Processes and materials that have not yet been established, are in the research stage or even have yet to be invented may also be used. Each year it is dedicated to a special focus such as living space, individualization, mobility, or hybridization. A top-class international jury awards prizes to the best submissions according to aspects such as design, innovation, social and economic potential, and user experience.

The ideas of the winners show the enormous innovation potential and provide real practical examples of how additive printing processes can be profitably used in product design and manufacturing. They set strong trends with an impact on the international industry and show where things can go in the future.

The purmundus challenge award is considered one of the most important awards worldwide. As the leading international trade fair on the subject of Additive Manufacturing, Formnext offers the ideal platform for the presentation of creative design ideas. The international presence, the broad network of partners, the interest of the public and the targeted platform make the purmundus challenge a unique experience for all participants.

The annual showcase of the finalists and the award ceremony for the winners generates huge interest at Formnext.

In 2023, the purmundus challenge will take place again in its usual form with new submissions from all over the world.

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