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Call for Projects
To be awarded in August, you have to register now! Registration is free of charge and can be done by the company or organisation itself or external, publicly known projects can also be nominated.

Who can apply?
Companies, schools and individuals active in Switzerland with solutions, projects and ideas for digitalisation products or processes. It is not mandatory that completely new solutions are shown. Intelligent digitisation of existing products also has a good chance of winning an award.

What is needed for an application?
A meaningful project title, a project description consisting of text, pictures, film and information on the implementation status. A contact person must also be named.

Who decides the winners?
A jury of experts will select the three winners based on the previously defined criteria.

How will the jury judge your project?

  • Innovation and uniqueness (50%)

The solution takes a novel approach or combines the familiar in a novel way using state-of-the-art technologies, processes or models.

  • Potential (30%)

The solution lays the foundation for new machines, plants or business models. Individual components or assemblies, but also entire systems or integrated models can be relevant.

  • Realisation stage (20%)

The solution has already been realised or is foreseeable. The implementation is probable technically and in terms of resources.

Why should you participate?

  • High public awareness in the run-up and at SINDEX in the context of visitor promotion. In addition, an attractive space is available to the nominees free of charge in the entrance area of the trade fair.
  • Image gain vis-à-vis customers and partners; the winners were selected by a neutral jury of experts.
  • Image gain vis-à-vis existing and future employees; the award is professionally accompanied by the media.

What else you should know:
The application is confidential and the projects are not publicly announced. Only the three winning projects will be made public.

Who is behind the award?

  • BernExpo as the organiser of SINDEX.
  • as the most important technology association.
  • Industrie 2025 as the platform for Industry 4.0 in Switzerland.

The procedure:
You submit your project via the website by the end of July 2021. The jury will announce its decision by 20 August at the latest. The three winners will receive a personal invitation to the award ceremony. The award will be presented on 31 August 2021 at 10 a.m. during the opening of SINDEX in the presence of President Guy Parmelin.

The jury consists of the following personalities:

  • Representatives of the Association: Markus Weber
  • Representative of BernExpo: Pascal Blanc
  • Representative from the SINDEX Advisory Board: tbd
  • Representative from the Universities of Applied Sciences: Norman Baier, BFH
  • Representative from Industry 2025: Philip Hauri