DirectIndustry will launch the third edition of its i­-NOVO Awards in conjunction with Hannover Messe

Wednesday, January 27th 2016 ­ Marseille, France


DirectIndustry Presents the Third Edition of its i­-NOVO Awards


DirectIndustry  will  launch  the  third  edition  of  its  i­-NOVO Awards  at  Hannover  Messe  2016  in Hannover from April 25 to 29, 2016.


DirectIndustry’s i­-NOVO Awards will identify and reward the most exceptional products and equipment at Hannover Messe across three categories:


● The i­-NOVO Design Award will recognize products that take a step outside of the box. Products in this category will integrate current design trends, be visually unique, demonstrate exceptional attention to ergonomy or propose an innovative solution for an emerging need.




● The i­-NOVO Eco Award will be attributed to products that have little (or much less) impact on the environment. Such products will be sustainably manufactured with low or improved embodied energy and eco­friendly materials that are biodegradable or reusable. Products in this category will also be sustainable over time with low energy consumption or the integration of renewable energy and a durable product life cycle.




● The i­-NOVO Tech Award will be given to products that demonstrate novel use of technology whether it be the invention of a new technology, a technological innovation in the fabrication process (automatic or manual), the use of advanced technology or materials to improve a design, the application of existing technologies within a new domain, the integration of several new technologies in one product or a completely innovative concept.




Officially  launched  on  January  26,  2016,  this  competition  is  open  to  manufacturers  in  the following  areas:  measurement,  automation,  electricity  /  electronics,  metrology,  mechanical components, hydraulics / pneumatics.

Entries will be accepted from January 26 until midnight of April 01, 2016. Contest details and entry procedures can be found at

Eligibility  for  one  of  the  three  contest  categories  is  at  the  discretion  of  our  board  of  in­house engineers.


The winner of each i­NOVO Award will be decided by public vote.


Visitors can discover all of the i­NOVO Award nominees at the Hannover Messe trade show by looking  for  the  i­NOVO  insignia  on  the  booths  of  the  selected  companies.  Each  nominated product is identified by an i­NOVO sticker corresponding to one of the award categories.


Voting is open between April 25 and 29, 2016 at Hannover Messe and on the web.

The winners will be announced on May 06, 2016 on the website, as well as via DirectIndustry’s different media. The winner in each category will receive a trophy and its i­NOVO label will be permanently visible on


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