Jury Selects Taipei Cycle d&i Awards 2016
TAIPEI, Taiwan – Some 48 entries convince the jury and will be handed over the Taipei Cycle d&i Awards 2016. Among them, five most outstanding products were granted a supreme honour, the Taipei Cycle Gold Award. Besides the five gold winners, the special award, ‘Gold Award – Young Enterprise’ has been selected among the start-ups with outstanding achievements.
A total of 182 entries from 19 countries entered the competition this year in following categories: bicycles, components & parts, peripherals & accessories and e-bikes & pedelecs. “Although the total number of entering products declined slightly, overseas entries have grown by 29%, which shows Taipei Cycle d&i awards is widely recognized by the international community,” says the organizing committee in a press statement.
A wider range of participating entries was presented this year. E-bikes, electronic installation and the integration of internet are all developing trends. Entering products are more thought through on the details and more functional, which applies to the trend of the bike industry.
The awards were selected based on following criteria: degree of innovation/creativity, quality of design, workmanship, material, sustainability, functionality, utility value, safety, ergonomics and universal design.
Taipei Cycle d&i Awards 2016 is organized by TAITRA (Taiwan External Trade Development Council), TBA (Taiwan Bicycle Association) and executed by iF DESIGN ASIA Ltd.
The jury panel includes Henry Chang (Gearlab Co. Ltd., Taiwan), Cheng-non Hsu (Rikulau International Co. Ltd., Taiwan), Francois Liang (Cycling and Health Tech. Industry R&D Center, Taiwan), Kevin Mayne (European Cyclists’ Federation, Belgium), Adriana Monk (Monk Design, France), Ken O’Rourke (KOR-Design, Taiwan) and Markus Storck (Storck Bicycle GmbH, Germany).