Wanted: Innovations in biomimetics
International Call for Submissions for the International Bionic Award 2023 until 17 February 2023
In 2023, it is time again: Every other year the Association of German Engineers (VDI) and the Schauenburg Foundation jointly present the International Bionic Award for outstanding scientific work in the field of product development in biomimetics. The Award is endowed with 5,000 EUR and addresses young scientists in the whole world. Submission deadline for papers in English is February 17, 2023.
The International Bionic Award honors excellent works, for example a biomimetic/ bionic product development, a bachelor thesis or a dissertation / habilitation that has been completed within the last two years before the submission deadline. Both individuals and teams can participate. An international jury of top-ranking scientists in biomimetics will determine the International Bionic Award Winner or Winners.
In 2020, Julien Dupeyroux received the International Bionic Award 2020 for his outstanding research on an autonomously navigating robot, which he carried out as a PhD research at the University of Aix-Marseille.
Biomimetics is an interdisciplinary scientific discipline in natural and engineering sciences. It ranks among the most important future technologies. Developments in biomimetics often provide innovative and novel solutions for technical problems inspired by nature. In 2008, the International Bionic Award was launched by the Schauenburg Foundation and the VDI, and was established to encourage start-ups and to open new vistas for young scientists in developing innovative products in biomimetics suited for real life applications. The impressive success of past awardees speaks for itself.
Further information on the award and the conditions of participation can be found at www.vdi.de/bionic-award.
Your contact person at VDI:
Dipl.-Ing. Simon Jäckel
VDI Society Technologies of Life Sciences
Telephone: +49 211 6214-445
The VDI – Spokespersons, designers, networkers
Engineers need a strong association that supports, promotes and represents them in their work. This task is performed by the VDI Association of German Engineers. For over 160 years it has steadfastly backed engineers. More than 12,000 honorary experts process the latest findings every year to promote our technology location. That’s convincing: with over 135,000 members, the VDI is by far the largest engineering association in Germany. As the third largest standards organization we are also partner for the German business community and scientific organizations.
About the Schauenburg Foundation
The International Bionic Award has been endowed by the Schauenburg Foundation since 2008. The Schauenburg Foundation was established in 1986 by Hans-Georg Schauenburg, founder of the Schauenburg Group which has been in business in the Rhein-Ruhr area for over 70 years. The focus of the Schauenburg-Foundation, which is administered by the independent Stifterverband (Stifterverband is the business community‘s innovation agency for the German science system), reflects the close connection of the international Schauenburg Group to its roots and with scientific and technical innovation. The foundation mainly endorses academic projects in the area of engineering, economics and social sciences, as well as supporting young people in their vocational training.