The IMTS 2018 Exhibitor Product Innovation Competition will award exhibitors with the newest manufacturing technology available for implementation today that will be on display at IMTS 2018. All aspects along the manufacturing value chain are encouraged to apply.

The competition aims to further the goal of IMTS: to connect sellers and buyers. Winning products and their companies will be featured in the August and September IMTS 2018 promotional campaign, which includes print and digital media.

IMTS surveys report 77 percent of visitors intend to buy from IMTS exhibitors. Promoting the winning products prior to the show offers buyers the opportunity to learn more about the new products at IMTS and include them in their show itinerary.

Prizes

Winners will be divided among three rankings: gold, silver and bronze, and may include up to two gold winners and as many as five silver and ten bronze recipients. Winners will receive recognition described in the chart below.

Recognition
Bronze
Silver
Gold

Digital ad incorporated into the September IMTS 2018 ad campaign

X

X

X

Ten additional complimentary customer invitations to IMTS 2018

X

X

X

Feature story in August IMTS Insider (e-newsletter to all IMTS visitors)

X

X

X

Feature story in September IMTS Insider

 

X

X

One in-booth interview spot with IMTSTV (aired during and after IMTS 2018)

 

X

X

One print ad incorporated into the August IMTS 2018 ad campaign

 

X

X

One print ad incorporated into the September IMTS 2018 ad campaign

 

 

X

Company profile featured on IMTS.com homepage

 

 

X

Prominent at-show signage featuring winning innovations

 

 

X

Feature story in Wake Up, IMTS! (daily e-newsletter during IMTS 2018)

 

 

X

One full-page ad in the IMTS 2018 Directory of Exhibits

 

 

X

One 4-7 minute interview on the Making Chips Podcast

 

 

X

Judges

Members of the AMT Manufacturing Technology department will judge the entries on technical and economic aspects. (AMT – The Association for Manufacturing Technology produces IMTS.) The jury will rate all entries against the following criteria:

  • Degree of technological innovation
  • Benefits for industry, environment and society
  • Implementation and implementability
  • Cost-efficiency
  • Reality test in an industrial application

Submission Dates

March 15 - June 30, 2018

Submission Requirements

Submit online by clicking the "Contest Entry Form" button below. You’ll need to include:

  • Product/Service/Technology name
  • Company name
  • Exhibitor name
  • IMTS 2018 booth number
  • A 500-word description identifying the purpose and challenge or problem it solves, benefits, length of time it takes to be fully operational and employees trained, and any other pertinent information.

Disclaimer

All submissions are confidential and will not be published or released if not selected. The exhibiting company will have final review and approval of the August IMTS 2018 ad campaign. Submitted product descriptions, photos, and videos are for judging purposes only. Though the winning exhibiting company may opt to use their own copy text, photos, and video.

contest Entry Form