3D Pioneers Challenge

International design competition for additive manufacturing technologies 2022

The 7th edition of the international design competition for additive manufacturing and advanced technologies calls for the submission of innovative design projects.

The challenge is being advertised as part of Rapid.Tech 3D, the future-oriented specialist event for the AM scene and a creative meeting place for start-ups as well as experts and industry giants in additive manufacturing.

The competition addresses students, young professionals / start-ups and professionals - who work in design or technical areas such as automobiles, software, research or the medical sector.

Find out everything about the 2022 competition focus - CONVERGENCE - directly on the 3D Pioneers Challenge homepage.

In 2022, prizes with a total value of 150,000 EUR will be awarded in the following ten disciplines:

  • MedTech
  • Design
  • FashionTech
  • Mobility
  • Arcitecture
  • Digital
  • Electronics
  • Machinery
  • Material
  • Sustainability

The prize money of 35,000 euros is kindly supported by the Thuringian Ministry of Economics, Science and Digital Society.


This was 3D Pioneers Challenge 2021...

If you missed the digital award ceremony of the 3D Pioneers Challenge and want to see all the winners of the 9 categories, you can do so on the 3D Pioneers Challenge YouTube channel or visit www.3dpc.io.

In the sixth year of the innovation competition, submissions from 32 countries and 5 continents were submitted to the top-class, 21-member international jury. The focus of the 3D Pioneers Challenge 2021 was not only on the core area of additive manufacturing, but also on innovations in the area of advanced technologies.

The Thuringian Ministry of Economics, Science and Digital Society once again provided the prize money totaling 35,000 EUR.

The 3D Pioneers Challenge is the world's most highly endowed and most renowned design competition of its kind for advanced technologies.

>> Registration for the challenge 2022 has started <<

For further information on the 3D Pioneers Challenge please contact:

Simone & Chris Völcker
d.sign21 / Völcker & Völcker GbR

Fronhof 2/1
70378 Stuttgart / Germany

phone.: +49 (0) 711 477 2748-0

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