Thanks to all particiants for their numerous and inspiring entries from all over the world!
All submissions will now be reviewed again in detail and then evaluated in a non-public, multi-stage jury process.
The finalists will be announced soon.
For the sixth time with the Rapid.Tech 3D, the award is aimed at creative, innovative minds and trendsetters across all industries who shape the future. -Pushing boundaries.
Design, Digital, Architecture, Material, FashionTech, MedTech, Mobility, Sustainability, Electronics
A Paradigm Shift
We are facing challenges that our generation has never experienced before - the world is upside down. Society is changing - we are searching and finding solutions to find our way in a "New Normal".
It is in our nature to reflect, to rethink many things. What is essential - what is superfluous? What is sustainable - what can or must we improve? What if ...?
Change gives room for new ideas - room for new technologies.
Digital processes and advanced technologies are taking their place in the holistic life cycle of products, pushing the seemingly unlimited possibilities. Sustainable strategies and forward-looking concepts are becoming an essential need.
The 3D Pioneers Challenge 2021 is looking for the creative minds and innovators that make the future such as students, start-ups and companies who help shape the "Paradigm Shift" and gives them the platform to present their visions and products to the general public.
In 2021, the 3DPC went a step further and surprised with a special feature: nTopology, winner of the "3DPC 2020 Digital", supports this year's competition as part of the 3DPC & Friends network. Participants had the opportunity to obtain a license for the nTop platform as well as additional training materials for designing and producing a submission with this the next generation design & engineering software for one month.
Detailed information about this special feature please see the nTop blog about the 3DPC cooperation.
Prize money of EUR 35.000 kindly supported by the Ministry of Economics, Science and Digital Society Thuringia.
The main prize winner is awarded the "3DPC Trophy". This limited edition design object, created especially for the 3DPC, was developed in 2020 as a project within "3DPC & Friends", in cooperation with the jury member Ross Lovegrove, the winner of "3DPC 2019 Digital" Hyperganic and partner Materialise.
Special Mention Award by Autodesk
The Autodesk Technology Centers will award an opportunity to three winners to join the Autodesk Outsight Network - a global community of industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and researchers building future-focused technology in design, AEC, manufacturing, and more that is destined to change our world.
Further information here and at www.autodesk.com/technology-centers
As prizes from the software sector, "nTop Full version" licenses are awarded by nTopology to two winners, who are determined by the jury, across all verticals.
Virtual award ceremony 22 June 2021
(Save the date: Rapid.Tech3D, 22.-23. 06. 2021, Messe Erfurt)