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German Materials Efficiency Prize 2008 - Apply now!

The cost of materials is of substantial importance for the competitiveness of German industry. In any manufacturing industry, material costs estimated to be approximately 42 % represent the greatest cost component, exceeding personnel costs by more than twice (19 %).

The German Materials Efficiency Prize will be awarded by the Federal Ministry for Economics and Technology for the fifth time this year. Medium-size enterprises, which have increased their materials efficiency by innovative solutions in development, design, production and organization, can apply for the award up to 1 September 2008.

10,000 euro will be granted to each of the five best concepts. The award ceremony will take place within a conference on the improvement of materials and energy efficiency of medium-size enterprises in Berlin on 16 October 2008.

The BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing has been commissioned to manage this competition. Contact partner is Dr. Franz-Georg Simon, member in the advisory panel of the German Materials Efficiency Agency (Deutsche Materialeffizienzagentur) and Head of BAM Division IV.3 Waste Treatment and Remedial Engineering.

Contact: Dr. Franz-Georg Simon
Phone: +49 30 8104-1438, Fax: +49 30 8104-1437
Applications to be sent to
- by post:
BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing
Reference: German Materials Efficiency Price
Unter den Eichen 87, D-12205 Berlin
- or by email:
German Materials Efficiency Agency:

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