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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. 

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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  • Registration deadline: 14 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: 2 March 2021
  • Exhibition: 3 - 6 March 2021 –  at the TAIPEI CYCLE Show

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


TPC Exhibitors and Members of TBA
- Registration fee: US$ 80
- Fees for award winners: US$ 1,300

- Registration fee: US$160
- Fees for award winners: US$1,800


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

- Use value and usability
- Ergonomics
- Practicability
- Safety

- Aesthetic appeal
- Emotional appeal
- Spatial concept
- Ambience

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

- 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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