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IDEA! Awards to Celebrate Innovation

March 1, 2021
Readers will have the chance to select winners in 14 categories.

To recognize the outstanding innovations in product design and function for the manufacturing sector, Machine Design and Hydraulics & Pneumatics will present the 2021 IDEA! Awards.

IDEA! Award winners will be chosen by the top industry experts on innovation—the readers of Machine Design and Hydraulics & Pneumatics, who will cast their votes online from entries in 14 categories:

  • 3D Printing
  • Motors & Drives
  • Robotics
  • Motion Control
  • Electrical Components
  • Fastening and Joining
  • Fluid Power Components
  • Automation
  • Design Software
  •  Sensors
  • Machine Tools
  • Mechanical Components
  • Fluid Power
  • Cloud and Computing

“We developed the IDEA! Awards to celebrate the tremendous progress in product development that has taken place in the last year,” said Bob Vavra, senior content director. “Despite the pandemic, we have seen great new ideas continue to be presented to solve problems faced by our readers. The IDEA! Awards are a way to bring all of those great new products together, and to recognize those our audience believes provide the most important solutions.”

The IDEA! Awards will be presented at a Nov. 10 luncheon as part of the Industrial Design, Engineering & Automation (IDEA!) Conference, to be held Nov. 9-12 in Cleveland. The IDEA! Conference will be part of the larger Manufacturing & Technology Conference, presented by Endeavor Business Media.

Gold, Silver and Bronze trophies will be presented to the products that receive the highest percentage of votes in each category. In addition, the product that receives the most votes among all categories will be presented with the BIG IDEA! Award.

This is a contest for new products. All products must have been introduced for the first time within a 12-month period beginning Oct. 1, 2020 and ending Sept. 30, 2021. The entry fee is $500, and there is no limit to the number of new products submitted by any company. Entry deadline is July 9, 2021.

Finalists will be featured in the August issue of Machine Design and the Mid-Year report of Hydraulics & Pneumatics. Finalists also will be featured online, and voting will begin Aug. 1. Winners will be notified in mid-September and invited to attend the awards luncheon in November.

Submissions are now being accepted here.

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