Award ceremonies

The most innovative products and developments from the baking and confectionery industry will be awarded sought-after prizes at iba 2018. At this event the industry shows where it is heading in the next few years.

iba Award

The Backtechnik iba Award will be given for the fifth time at iba 2018 in Munich. The award is a recognised innovation prize for technical solutions and amazing innovations in manufacturing for industrial and line-orientated baked goods.

The initiator of the baking technology iba Award is Backtechnik magazine, which is published in English, German and Russian and covers all areas of technology for large bakeries throughout the world.

The prize winners of the iba Award are determined by a voluntary jury, which includes both representatives from our editorial department and renowned experts. Members of the jury in 2018 include Michael Kleinert (Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Wädenswil), Dr Thomas Becker (Technical University Munich, Scientific Center Weihenstephan), Norbert Lötz (manager of production at Harry Bread), Stefan Schütter (technical editor at Backtechnik Europe) and Dirk Waclawek (editor in chief Backtechnik Europe).

The winners will be honored during iba at the booth of the Zentralverband des Deutschen Bäckerhandwerks (German Bakers' Confederation).

More details on rules of participation:

  • Participating companies must be exhibitors at iba.
  • The solution should not only be an innovation, but also one that has not yet been exhibited at any other trade fair.
  • The solution must be on show at iba as our jury will want to inspect it closely during the first few days of the trade fair in Munich.
  • As the jury will determine the nominated solutions in advance of the trade fair, the closing date for applications is August 10th 2018.
  • Applications can be submitted for the following categories: processing, conveyor technology, robotics, ovens, cooling solutions, hygiene and IT.

We wish all participants the best of luck and we are of course available to answer any questions:

Backtechnik editor in chief Dirk Waclawek
T +49 541 580 544 51

DBZ iba trophy 2018 - The innovation prize for baking

It has become an established tradition in the German bakery industry: the DBZ iba trophy. For the seventh time, the INGER Verlagsgesellschaft (previously Backmedia Verlagsgesellschaft) and DBZ magazine will award the renowned iba trophy as a distinction and recognition of innovative developments and solutions for the bakery industry to exhibitors at iba. The categories include:

  • Quality & productivity
    The innovation allows for a clear improvement in product quality and/or more rational processes.
  • Energy & environment 
    The innovation contributes to higher energy efficiency and/or relieves the environment in another way.
  • Digitalisation
    The innovation helps simplify or improve processes in production, administration or sales with computer support.
  • Hygiene
    The innovation allows for a particularly simple and hygienic solution in terms of hygienic design.

Join in! Manufacturers can participate if they support the baking industry through innovative developments or significant improvements in the categories of quality & productivity, energy & environment, digitalisation as well as hygiene, and provide a contribution to its further development.

For more information, please contact:

INGER Verlagsgesellschaft mbH
Martin Teschke
Luisenstraße 34
49074 Osnabrück

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