The 2016 edition of the Eurobike Awards will now include a new jury system, presided over by an independent jury of experts.
Last year 500 innovations and new products competed for the awards. In order to ensure that there continues to be a fair and competent selection of award winners in view of the ever-increasing number of participants, Eurobike organiser Messe Friedrichshafen is introducing a new jury process this year.
Eurobike project manager Dirk Heidrich said: “As an honour bestowed by the leading trade fair of the industry, the Eurobike Award is one of the most important indicators of innovation and design in the cycling world. This assessment is confirmed by the number of participants, which has been steadily growing for years. At the same time, the selection process of the jury, with over 500 products that are to be tested and evaluated in two days, is reaching its limits.”
A pre-selection will precede the actual award decision for the first time this year. An expanded, 12-person international jury of experts will review all submitted products in a digital process. All award participants that are worth a second look in the opinion of the jury will then go into the final round, in which a 6-member jury of experts will test and evaluate the bicycle innovations over the course of two days.
The winners of the awards and Gold awards are then chosen from the group of participants in the final round. Product innovations that set new standards in design, function, and quality, are candidates for the awards.