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TAIPEI CYCLE d&i awards 2021

A Seal of Quality for Excellent Designs and Innovations

Under the influence of the pandemic, the production activities in the factories, people's work patterns, and even their ways of living concerning food, clothing, housing, transportation, and entertainment have changed significantly. In the post-pandemic era, bicycle riding will become another norm.

The TAIPEI CYCLE d&i awards was launched eight years ago to create an official seal of quality as a yardstick to measure design and innovation accomplishment. Since then, the TAITRA and the TBA present the awards, while the competition is implemented by iF and has developed into one of the most highly respected design competitions for the international cycling industry. For the past eight years, we received numerous entries from up to 30 different nations from around the world. This year, once again, welcome all participants of innovations and design in the design in the bicycle industry.

>> PLEASE NOTE: Take advantage of the special offer TWO for ONE until 21 December 2020: Every second registration is free of charge! 

From 3 to 6 March 2021 all winners will be exhibited at the TAIPEI CYLE Show. Here are the top reasons why you should add this event to your calandar: Learn more.

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Jury session

Jury group
01_Jury session

Jury group

Edward Chiang and Johann Geiger discussing on one product.
02_Jury session

Edward Chiang and Johann Geiger discussing on one product.

Georg Todtenbier, Ken O'Rourke and Edward Chiang judging one product.
03_Jury session

Georg Todtenbier, Ken O'Rourke and Edward Chiang judging one product.

Johann Geiger and Geord Todtenbier checking the products.
04_Jury session

Johann Geiger and Geord Todtenbier checking the products.

Moses Hu, Georg Todtenbier and Francois Lang
05_Jury session

Moses Hu, Georg Todtenbier and Francois Lang

Ken O'Rourke, Edward Chiang and Georg Todtenbier discussing on the evaluations.
06_Jury session

Ken O'Rourke, Edward Chiang and Georg Todtenbier discussing on the evaluations.

Francois Lang and Debbie Huang judging one product.
07_Jury session

Francois Lang and Debbie Huang judging one product.

Jury group at work
08_Jury session

Jury group at work

Jury group at work
09_Jury session

Jury group at work

  • 01/09

Jurors

CRE8 DESIGN<br>Taipei, Taiwan
Georg Todtenbier

CRE8 DESIGN
Taipei, Taiwan

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Dayeh University<br>Changhua County, Taiwan
Johann Geiger

Dayeh University
Changhua County, Taiwan

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KOR-DESIGN<br>Taichung City, Taiwan
Ken O'Rourke

KOR-DESIGN
Taichung City, Taiwan

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VanMoof<br>Taipei, Taiwan
Moses Hu

VanMoof
Taipei, Taiwan

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PEGA Design<br>Taipei, Taiwan
Debbie Huang

PEGA Design
Taipei, Taiwan

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CDY Innovations<br>Taipei City, Taiwan
Edward Chiang

CDY Innovations
Taipei City, Taiwan

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Cycling & Health Tech Industry R&D Center<br>Taichung, Taiwan
Francois Liang

Cycling & Health Tech Industry R&D Center
Taichung, Taiwan

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  • 01/07

Dates

  • Registration deadline extended to: 21 December 2020
  • Shipping of entries: 1 - 31 December 2020
  • Self-assembly*: 5 Januar 2021
  • Jury session: 6-7 January 2021
  • Jury results: 8 January 2021
  • Self-dismantling*: 8 January 2021
  • Awards ceremony: 24 February 2021
  • Publication: 24 February 2021  – Presentation on iF WDG, Promotional Materials and Press Releases
  • Exhibition: 3 - 6 March 2021 – at the TAIPEI CYCLE Show
  • Exhibition: 3 - 31 March 2021 –  at the TAIPEI CYCLE Show - ONLINE

* Registrants of self-assembly and self-dismantling entries will be informed in due course about the detailed procedure.

Fees

TPC Exhibitors and Members of TBA
- Registration fee: US$ 80  (TWO for ONE special offer: Every second registration is free of charge!)
- Fees for award winners: US$ 1,300

Non-exhibitors:
- Registration fee: US$160 (TWO for ONE special offer: Every second registration is free of charge!)
- Fees for award winners: US$1,800

Categories

Entries can be submitted to the following five bicycle categories:

01 Complete bicycle
Racing, MTB, urban, road, folding bike and cargo bike etc.

02 Parts and components
Frames, handlebars, stems, forks, tires, rims, hubs, wheel sets, cranksets, chains, derailleurs, brakes, saddles and pedals etc.

03 Cycling accessories
Cycling computers, water bottles, bells, pumps, lights, locks, fenders, paints, tools, children's seats, bike racks, bike travel cases, cycling clothes, shoes, cycle glasses, gloves, helmets, bags, goggles and sport braces etc.

04 E-bikes and drive units
E-bikes, electric motors, battery unit, chargers, energy management systems, electric parts and components etc.

05 Smart cycling services
IoT applications, mobile devices, software & mobile apps, cloud systems and big data etc.

Benefits for winners

Evaluation criteria

Innovation and Quality:
- Degree of innovation
- Degree of elaboration
- Uniqueness
- Execution / workmanship

Functionality:
- Use value and usability
- Ergonomics
- Practicability
- Safety

Aesthetics:
- Aesthetic appeal
- Emotional appeal
- Spatial concept
- Ambience

Responsibility:
- Production efficiency
- Consideration of environmental standards / carbon footprint
- Social responsibility
- Universal design

Positioning:
- Brand fit
- Target group fit
- Differentiation


Review: VR exhibition of TAIPEI CYCLE winners 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most exhibitions in Taiwan were either postponed or cancelled in the first half of 2020. Because of this, 2020 Taipei Cycle presents a VR exhibition for the first time, launching a one-year online showcase to present the winners of the TAIPEI CYCLE d&i awards 2020.

Enjoy all details of the awarded products through a VR 360-degree display for an all-new exhibition experience.

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