In 2019, the Association of Foamed Plastics and Polyurethanes (FSK) announces the Innovation Award for Foamed Plastics and Polyurethanes. Young talents and specialists, professionals and companies are invited to submit innovative ideas, forward-looking concepts and new developments in the field of foam plastics and polyurethanes.

The FSK has set itself the goal of promoting and motivating young people from the industry to submit new ideas, concepts and developments. To this end, the FSK annually awards an innovation prize in the categories “Technology” and “Design”. The prize is awarded alternately to foam plastics and polyurethanes. In 2019, it will be announced specifically for innovations in both material areas – foam plastics and polyurethanes. Individuals and groups from universities and companies throughout Europe can apply until August 16, 2019. Entries from junior staff and professionals or companies will be evaluated and awarded separately in order to ensure a fair and appropriate assessment and award based on knowledge and experience. The evaluation is carried out by a jury of experts selected by the FSK. Criteria are the novelty and innovative strength of the submitted products and solutions, as well as their marketability and competitiveness. Application documents can be requested from the FSK office or downloaded from its website. The award ceremony will take place in Reutlingen (BW) on 13 November 2019 as part of the International FSK Conference on Polyurethanes. The winners in the field of junior staff can receive additional funding of up to 3000 euros to establish their innovations on the market.
Application documents can be found on the FSK website.