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International bauma Innovation Award

The organizers award the prize to research and development teams from companies and universities that are bringing practical leading technology for the construction, building materials, construction machinery and mining industry to market readiness while focusing on resources, the environment and people.

bauma – a driving force behind innovations

The international Innovation Award will be presented for the 14th time at bauma 2025. The competition is a joint project of bauma and these renowned associations:

  • VDMA Construction – Equipment and Plant Engineering (VDMA)
  • German Construction Industry Association (HDB)
  • Central Association of the German Construction Industry (ZDB)
  • German Building Materials Association (bbs)

Exhibitors at bauma 2025 and member companies of the construction associations HDB, ZDB and bbs can apply in the following five categories:

  • Climate protection
  • Digitization
  • Machine technology
  • Construction
  • Research

The application period starts on May 2, 2024 and ends on August 23, 2024

Detailed information and application

Looking back: International bauma Innovation Award 2022

After a multi-stage selection process, the following five lucky winners received their prize in 2022:

  • Climate protection: Liebherr France SAS with its hydrogen-powered excavator
  • Digitalisation: MiC 4.0 Machines in Construction with one common digital language for construction sites
  • Mechanical engineering: Herrenknecht AG with its continuous advance
  • Construction: Holcim (Germany) GmbH with CPC – Carbon Pre-stressed Concrete
  • Research: TU Freiberg University of Mining and Technology Mechanical Engineering In-stitute with Deep Sea Sampling

© 102028, Innovation Award

The celebration of all 15 nominees and the announcement of the winners by Hubert Aiwanger, Bavarian Deputy Minister President and Minister of Economics, took place on October 23, 2022, the evening before bauma, in the Max-Joseph-Saal of the Munich Residenz.

The prize winners in the individual categories were also presented on Monday, October 24, 2022, in the bauma FORUM.