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Whilst the Rapid.Tech 3D, Messe Erfurt, 9-11. May 2023 the visitors could see the exhibition of the 44 3DPC2023 Finalists and attend the award ceremony 10 May, on-site. Congrats again to the 3DPC2023 winners.
The 3D Pioneers Challenge is looking for the pioneers and innovators who are resiliently shaping a sustainable tomorrow. Pushing boundaries.
The 3DPC was announced for the eighth time as part of the Rapid.Tech 3D, the trendsetting trade-fair event of the AM scene and creative meeting place for start-ups as well as experts and industry leaders in additive manufacturing.
Advanced Technologies to enable a sustainable tomorrow.
Epic challenges surround us demanding social, ecological, economic and personal change. In those times it’s creative pioneers who take a conscious, deep breath to rethink the status quo. Driven by a mindset that reflects, settles, and sorts everything, they focus on holistic solutions for a better now and tomorrow. Let’s be pioneers. Be resilient.
We do need to converge and generate bridges focusing a sustainable transfer of that approach. Advanced technologies such as digital tools and additive manufacturing are key roles that enable transformation and innovation.
The 3DPC2023 invites pioneers of all generations with this mindset to use the platform. Present your concepts, projects or new business models to push the boundaries.
Find the detailed describtion: for download here
Prize money of EUR 35.000 kindly supported by the Thuringian Ministry of Economic Affairs Science and Digital Society .
The main prize winner was 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 by Autodesk Technology Centers
The Autodesk Technology Centers recognized excellence in the 3DPC by providing the opportunity to 3 winners to join the Autodesk Technology Centers 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 for download here and at Autodesk Technology Centers .
Special Mention "Best Start-Up"
Coaching to scale to the next level
AM Ventures supported 3DPC2023 awarding the „Best Start-Up“.
The winner team can now „Push their business to the next level“ and take advantage of a customized coaching for their company by experts from the AM Ventures team. Depending on the approach they will get input towards „Pitch Coaching“, “Business modell“ or „Scaling“.
AM Ventures invites the winner to a workshop at the AM Venturesheadquarter in Starnberg near Munich, Germany
Find out more about this prize.
nTopology awarded two "nTop full versions "
The prizes and specials were selected with the partners of the 3DPC & Friends network to support participants in taking the best advantages for their projects.
3D Pioneers Challenge and nTopology were partnering again to give 3DPC participants free access to nTopology. After the successful premiere of this “Special feature” in 2021, 3DPC and nTopology were happy to provide this again to the submitters so that they could benefit to bring their entries to the next level.
nTopology winner of the "3DPC 2020 Digital", supports 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 "next generation design & engineering software".
Detailed information see here the nTop blog about the 3DPC cooperation.
The competition is aimed at those who shape the future working in design or technical fields, as well as the automotive, software engineering, research and medical sectors - who are breaking new ground with advanced technologies, considering the entire value chain of additive manufacturing processes and feeling the important trends.
Previously published to novel projects may be submitted as well as entries that have been created in group work.
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3DPC exhibition and award ceremony at the place to be for exchanging AM expert knowledge.
Making new topics and trends accessible to a broad audience and initiating discourse - this is how the guiding principle "Think ahead. Network. Advance." / "Vordenken. Vernetzen. Voranbringen. " can also be formulated. The 3DKonzeptLabs take place once a year- also including the exhibition of the 3DPC finalists and winners and giving them a stage also with talks.
Simone Völcker, our founder, was giving the impuls talk at the WomeninAM luncheon whilst the AM Forum Berlin.
MGA once again welcomes their members, friends of the network and AM enthuiasts to the MGA Annual Meeting & the Women in AM Summit in Berlin. Exhibits of the 3DPC2023 are on roadshow at this networking event.
The projects of the 3DPC2023 finalists will be presented by our partner Verband3DDruck at the Deutscher Bundestag to push the topic of additive manufacturing and its potential also towards politics.
"Highly advanced materials for a circular world". On behalf of the Swedish trade fair Subcontractor, Haute Innovation will curate the special area “Innodex” and present material innovations for the supplier industry in the circular economy. Also 3DPC2023 Finalists and winners will be presented within that exhibition.
The 3DPC roadshow stops by in India - at the AMTECH, the 3D Printing Exhibition and Conference in Hyderabad.3DPC is part of the German Pavilion. German Companies like Fraunhofer, the Rapid.Tech3D and also 3D Pioneers Challenge will be represented. 3DPC2023 winners and finalist are on stage- as well as also the Indian participants "LIfe and Limb" from 2022 and 2023.AMTech is India’s largest business networking platform for Additive Manufacturing Technology, where you can experience the 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing Technology ecosystem. See cutting-edge exhibits, learn from expert led conferences, network with the industry to make an informed choice on where AM fits into your product process.
Check out the interview with 3dnatives and the founders of 3DPC.