3D Pioneers Challenge

International Design-competition for additive manufacturing 2020

Already for the fourth time the unique 3D Pioneers Challenge, as the platform for pioneers in 3D printing, covers a range of verticals and is aimed at designers who are breaking new ground in the field of 3D printing, taking into account the complete value-added system of additive technologies and understand the key trends of the industry.
The Challenge seeks to uncover specialists from around the world who are thinking outside the box and - pushing boundaries.

Verticals 2020
Design, Digital, Architecture, Material, FashionTech, MedTech, Mobility, Sustainability, Electronics


  • Prize money 35.000 Euro kindly supported by the Ministry of Economics, Science and Digital Society Thuringia
  • Exhibition of the finalists at Rapid.Tech + FabCon 3.D, Trade Show Erfurt, Germany (05 –07 May 2020)
  • Award ceremony at gala evening in Erfurt
  • Roadshow at international Events for one year

Dates 3DPC 2020

16 March 2020
Deadline for submissions

05 - 07 May 2020
Exhibition of the finalists at the tradeshow Rapid.Tech 3D, Messe Erfurt, Germany

06 May 2020
Galaevening and award ceremony in Erfurt
Afterwards international Roadshow


Your contact

d.sign21 / Völcker & Völcker GbR
3D Pioneers Challenge
Fronhof 2/1
70378 Stuttgart
Tel.: +49 (0) 711 477 2748-0


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