Winner 2019

The final round of the 3D Pioneers Challenge was held for the fourth time as part of the Rapid.Tech + FabCon 3.D. The winners were selected from numerous top-class submissions from over 23 countries in a multi-stage jury procedure. The final decision was made directly at Messe Erfurt on 26 June 2019.

The award ceremony took place during the evening event of Rapid.Tech + FabCon 3.D. In total, prizes worth more than € 40,000 were awarded to the winners. Of these, state secretary Valentina Kerst handed over the provided prize money of € 35,000 from the Thuringian Ministry of Economics, Science and Digital Society.

Furthermore the additional prizes were handed over to the lucky winners:

  • MakerBotEMEA hands for the best student project the MakerBot Replicator Mini+
  • 3dhubs hands the The 3D Printing Handbook, technologies, design and applications.
  • Autodesk gives Netfabb Licenses and Fusion 360 Licenses!



  • 3D printed heart, Tel Aviv University, ISR
  • Alfa Romeo Twin Spark CON ROD, Landmark University, NGA
  • 3D-Painted Hyperelastic Bone, Dimension Inx LLC, USA
  • Design of Coral Reef Seed Units, Emerging Objects, USA
  • Jetsuit Gravity, Gravity Industries, GBR
  • Rocket combustion chamber demonstrator, Hyperganic Technologies AG, DEU
  • Stealth Padlock and Key, UrbanAlps AG, CHE
  • Upprinting Food, Upprinting Food, NLD



  • Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy (AMIE 1.0), The University of Tennesee, USA
  • Jetsuit Gravity, Gravity Industries, GBR
  • Swarm 3D Printing and Assamby Robots, AMBOTS/University of Arkansas, USA

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