motan sponsors the innovation award “mia”

The motan foundation is sponsoring the innovation award “mia” with a prize of 20,000 Euros. The award will go to innovative and game-changing new ideas for plastics production and processing.


During K 2016 the motan-foundation will be showcasing ideas that exemplify the innovative capacity of the plastics industry for the first time. Teams and individuals from companies and colleges who have found ways to create more efficient products and production are all invited to apply. Solutions from which the customer, the processor, or even the environment profits are sought after.

The goal is to optimise materials handling in plastics production and processing.  It is not just about product innovation in the area of material handling, but also about improving the processes along the entire production chain including process development. Solutions from product design across the integration of new manufacturing technologies to the marketing of the product or method can be submitted.

The main assessment criterion of the jury consisting of impartial industry and science experts is the additional benefit the innovation provides to the user, the manufacturer, and also the environment. The motan-foundation will support the applicants during the patenting process for ideas that require a patent but have not yet been made public.

The application deadline is the 31. December 2015. The prizes with a total value of 20,000 Euros will be awarded during the K-Show 2016 in Düsseldorf. Additional information and application forms can be found at

The motan group
The motan group headquartered in Constance, Germany, on Lake Constance was founded in 1947. As leading provider for sustainable raw material handling, they operate in the areas injection moulding, blow moulding, extrusion and compounding. Innovative, modular system solutions for storage, drying and crystallisation, conveying, dosing and mixing of raw materials for the plastics manufacturing and processing industries are part of the application orientated product range. 

Production takes place at different production sites in Germany, India, and China. motan distribute their products, system solutions, and services via their 

motan-colortronic regional sales centres. With currently over 450 employees the company has a yearly turnover of roughly 110 million Euros. Because of their network and long-standing experience, motan can offer their customers what they really need: individually tailored solutions with real added value.