CECIMO Machine Tools Innovation Awards

About MTI Awards 2023

The first edition of the Machine Tools Innovation (MTI) Awards took place in December 2023.  The official partners of MTI Awards were EIT Manufacturing, EFFRA and ERT. This was an incredible opportunity to recognise and celebrate the innovative and impactful work being done in the machine tool industry. The aim of MTI Awards was to highlight the significant contributions of actors in the machine tool industry and showcase best practices that can provide that edge — boosting productivity, growth and profitability. The most notable projects were chosen by a group of experts.

The awards ceremony provided participants with an excellent opportunity for networking and knowledge sharing among professionals in the field.

The winner of the 2023 MTI Awards was Aldakin Automation S.L. represented by Mr Ibai Inziarte, for their exceptional project on “Eliminating human exposure to potentially carcinogenic dust and increasing robot performance in machining of composite parts”. The other two finalists were: TRUMPF, represented by Mr Philipp Humbeck, R&D Manager, with their project titled “Remote Operations for Equipment as a Service” and the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU, represented by Mr Alexander Schuster, Development Engineer, with their project titled “smartTOOL – energy self-sufficient, sensory tool holder for process monitoring”. 

Why apply for mti awards

Visibility & Recognition

MTI competition can help highlight your achievements and bring attention to your products, services and business models. Winning an award can increase a company’s visibility and recognition, which can encourage further innovation.

Networking & Partnerships

You will get the opportunity to network with potential investors, partners, and customers. This can lead to opportunities for joint projects, shared resources, and mutually beneficial business relationships.


Industry trends

You will have the opportunity to learn about the industry trends and best practices in the sector. This can help you to stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in the sector.

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