Every year at the SPEZI you can see them: the solar-powered models, the colourful, overloaded, ingenious DIY constructions held together with duct tape, the wooden wheels with elegantly curved frames, the super-practical luggage rack for all situations. They lean against the fence of the SPEZI forecourt and the hedges around the park, you stumble over them if you walk along the deck to Hall 2, and if you only have eyes for the bikes on show at the SPEZI stands, and don't notice them, you miss half the magic that is so unique to the SPEZI. With the SPEZI Inventors Chellenge, we would like to offer a platform at the SPEZI for imagination and inventiveness which, alongside humour and empathy, make life so worth living.
Each year, the ten most promising candidates selected from the large number of applicants are presented in the Inventors Pavilion at Hall 3. Enjoy the creative diversity and choose the most fascinating idea by voting for the invention that makes the strongest impression on you in the SPEZI Inventor Laboratory on the SPEZI Saturday.
The winners of the Inventors Challenge are selected on the basis of the SPEZI public vote and the decision of an expert jury, this year comprised of Daniel Pulvermüller, Managing Director of HP Velotechnik, Werner Stiffel, designer and recumbent pioneer, and Dietrich Lohmeyer, former Managing Director of Akkurad and author of “Velomobile, schnelle Fahrräder mit Wetterschutz” (Velomobiles, fast bicycles with full-fairing), and will receive their awards on the SPEZI Saturday at 17:30 in front of the Inventors Pavilion.
You can find the SPEZI Inventors Pavilion on the SPEZI Saturday in the courtyard of SPEZI Hall 3.