ESBiomech24 Congress in Edinburgh


Materialise Mimics Innovation Awards


Acknowledging excellence in ‘Engineering on Anatomy’

Since 2005, Materialise supports researchers and their cutting-edge work through the annual Mimics Innovation Awards (MIA). With this competition, researchers are given the chance to submit their most recent and important achievements through an online submission.

Winners will receive a monetary prize and a certificate for their accomplishments. The awards are comprised of a first (€ 3500) and a second prize (€ 1500) in each of three regions (Americas, EMEA, and Asia-Pacific). A global winner will be selected from the regional first prize winners and receives € 5000.



Materialise is delighted to present the EMEA regional awards for the first time during the upcoming 22nd Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics. The event will also landmark the 40th anniversary of the ESB in Lyon, France on 10-13 July. MIA winners will be announced during a dedicated award ceremony. Please join the session, as nominees will present their outstanding research.


For more information regarding the MIA awards, please visit


Previous Winners

*Global award winner and first prize winner Asia Pacific 2015:

Kenichi Kono (Showa University Fujigaoka Hospital, Japan) Hemodynamic effects of stent struts versus straightening of vessels in stent-assisted coil embolization for cerebral


*First prize winner EMEA region 2015:

Claudio Storck (University Hospital Basel, Switzerland) Cricothyroid joint anatomy as a predicting factor for success of cricoid-thyroid approximation in trans-women


*First prize winner Americas 2015:

Jingwen Hu (University of Michigan, USA) Developing parametric human models representing various vulnerable populations in motor vehicle crashes


About Materialise

Materialise is a global 3D printing software and services company whose medical division is dedicated to enabling researchers, engineers and clinicians to revolutionize patient-specific treatment that improves and saves lives. With over 25 years of excellence, Materialise works alongside customers in healthcare, automotive, aerospace and other fields to build groundbreaking applications that make the world a better and healthier place.


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