No future without innovation! This is why the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR (1 to 4 March) will continue to present its prestigious awards in 2020. Together with the Zentralverband Hartwarenhandel e.V. (ZHH) it will once again be giving the "EISEN Innovation Award powered by ZHH" to the best products in the fields of tools, fastening & connecting technology/fittings and industrial supplies. Exhibiting companies can still submit their products until 7 February 2020.
Participation made easy: registration, nomination, award ceremony
Registration: The selection process will take into account new products and further developments which will be shown at the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR Cologne 2020 for the first time. They must differ in form, function, appearance, design, material properties, handling and/or technology from products already on the market. This applies to all products whose market launch was no longer than two years ago (i.e. after March 8, 2018).
Nomination: An expert jury selects the nominees for the competition from all participants. Members of the jury are Stefan Buhren (Deutsches Handwerksblatt), Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirt-Ing. Peter Dültgen (Forschungsgemeinschaft Werkzeuge und Werkstoffe e.V. (FGW)), Markus Lutz (Eduard Lutz Schrauben-Werkzeuge GmbH), Ralf Hoppen (Hoppen Innenausbau GmbH), Fritz Weg (Fritz Weg GmbH & Co KG), Josef Bröckling (Ullner und Ullner GmbH) and Prof. Matthias Schönherr (University of Wuppertal).
All participating companies will be informed of the jury's decisions mid-February. The nominees are guaranteed maximum attention even without winning: The award winners and all nominees will be presented to international trade visitors in a special exhibition throughout the trade fair.
Awarding ceremony: To cast the innovations in the best light, the ceremony will take place on the first day of the fair, Sunday, 1 March 2020, at 10:00 a.m. in the EISENforum in Hall 11.1.