Start of 15th Eurobike Award as Registration is Opened
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany – From today, bicycle and mobility companies, designers and developers are invited to enter their latest product innovations for the Eurobike Award 2019. A twelve-person expert panel of judges will scrutinize the entries. The 15th Eurobike Award is hosted by the industry’s leading international trade show.
This year’s Eurobike Award will see some changes. Like with e-bikes. They will no longer be separated in a specific category as all bike categories are nowadays ‘electrified’. E-bikes will be grouped together with their corresponding non-motorized counterparts.
Another change is that there is category added to the 2019 Eurobike Award. Micromobility products and solutions is this new category.
Are e-scooters a curse or a blessing?
“There are plenty of controversial debates in the bike industry at present, for example whether e-scooters are a curse or a blessing,” explains Dirk Heidrich, Project Manager of Messe Friedrichshafen. “Irrespective of this discussion, micromobility is trend that might be rolling on small wheels but is rapidly gaining momentum. As a leading trade fair platform for the bike industry, we strongly believe that it would be better for all market players to be actively involved in shaping this trend, rather just than watching from the sidelines. This is why we also want to give this topic a platform at the Eurobike Award.”
With immediate effect, companies in the bicycle and mobility sector can enter their latest products for the Eurobike Award. Here you will also find further information about the evaluation criteria and special awards, such as the Green Award, Start-Up Award and Gold Award. Participation in the Eurobike Award is equally open to exhibitors, non-exhibitors and start-ups.
Two-stage jury process
The closing date for Eurobike Award registration is July 10, 2019. From all the entries, the expert panel selects the Eurobike Award winners during a two-stage process, including a digital pre-selection round and a final judges’ panel meeting over a number of days. These are then traditionally announced on the first evening of the show during a prize-giving ceremony. In addition, all award winners will be on display at Eurobike in a special exhibition in Messe Friedrichshafen Foyer East during the show and throughout the year in an online award gallery. All Start-Up finalists have an additional opportunity to pitch their product on the Eurobike Stage.
Eurobike 2019, the leading international trade show, is opened to trade visitors for three business days (4 to 6 September) and for all bike fans on the Eurobike Festival Day on Saturday, 7 September 2019. More at www.eurobike-show.com.