AVK is soliciting submissions for 2013 innovation award

Award will be presented at the 2013 Composites Europe event.

The AVK - Industrievereinigung Verstärkte Kunststoffe e.V. (Federation of Reinforced Plastics, Frankfurt, Germany) invites submissions for the AVK Innovation Award 2013 in the area of fiber reinforced plastics (FRP) within these categories:

- Award for innovative products/components or applications
- Award for innovative processes/procedures
- Award for particularly attractive FRP employer
- Award for research and science

The Innovation Awards is intended 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. An award will also be presented to universities and institutes for outstanding work in the area of scientific research, while a further category recognizes 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. "Sustainability" is another important aspect of each submission considered by the judges.

The AVK Innovation Award aims to recognize both the innovations and the people and institutions responsible for them with the goal of raising public awareness of the achievements of the sector as a whole.The closing date for submission documents is 25 March 2013.

You can find further information and the evaluation criteria at http://www.avk-tv.de/innovationaward.php.The award ceremony will take place at the International AVK Conference from 16 - 17 September 2013 at the ICS International Congress Center Stuttgart, in conjunction with the COMPOSITES EUROPE trade fair (to be held 17 - 19 September 2013).