Innovation Award of German Aviation

The application period for the Innovation Award of German Aviation ended on 31st of March. The jury, chaired by Prof. Rolf Henke, member of the executive board for Aeronautics research, DLR, considers the applications and announces the twelve finalists on the 6th of May. At the award ceremony on the 6th of June in Berlin the winners of the prize categrories "Flying outside the box", "reduction of emissions", "Smart Factory" und "Cross Innovation" will be presented.

You're invited to find updates and news about IDL and it's third time awarding innovations and new projects. IDL addresses companies, Start-Ups and private individuals to present their newest developments out of the area of civil aviation. The presented innovations should create a clear benefit for participants within the whole system of civil aviation. 

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Finalists of the IDL 2019

Flying outside the box

From new propulsion methods, through innovative flying objects to the digital customer journey –  the prize category “Flying outside the box” honors innovations that reinvent our ways to fly. The finalists are:

Reduction of emissions

The prize category “Reduction of emissions” honors innovations that are striving for sustainability and the reduction of emissions like noise, carbon dioxide and air pollutants.
The finalists are:

Cross Innovation

The prize category “Cross Innovation” honors innovations out of non-aviation branches that may find usage in the aviation industry and vice versa.
The finalists are:

Smart Factory

Whether industrial robots, automated work stations, or augmented reality – the prize category “Smart Factory” honors innovations that drive the digitization and automation of production. The finalists are:

Partners of the IDL 2019

The network

Under the patronage of the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy the associations BDLI, BDL, Bitkom and the P3 group organize the Innovation Award of German Aviation, supported by DLR and ZAL.