Cologne: 19.–22.09.2019


Kind + Jugend Innovation Award 2018: Eight winners from six countries honoured

The winners of the Innovation Award are traditionally announced on the first trade fair day of Kind + Jugend. Eight companies from six countries were able to claim the coveted trophies in eight categories. The jury, consisting of international trade journalists, safety and industry experts, honoured innovation, technology, functionality and design. Nearly 200 products from 27 countries were submitted this year for the Innovation Award, meaning around 18 percent more than for 2017. Thirty-three products were nominated. All winners and nominations will be exhibited in an attractive special event during the trade fair.

The winners of the Kind + Jugend Innovation Award 2018

With the Bumprider Connect pram, the Swedish company Bumprider AB was able to convince the jury in the "World of Moving Kids" category. One pram can be quickly and easily connected with another with the help of magnets, thus becoming one. Ideal for the transport of several children.
At the trade fair: hall 10.2, stand F 069

Winner in the "World of Travelling Kids" category is the manufacturer Dorel Juvenile (Maxi Miliaan B.V., Netherlands) with the baby carrier Maxi-Cosi Jade. With the highest safety standards (R129), the baby carrier offers the child a great deal of comfort and parents easy handling. The child lies flat and safe - whether being transported in the car or in the pram.
At the trade fair: hall 4.1, stand A 10 B 11, A 20 / C 29

Simple handling is also demonstrated by the prize winner in the "World of Moving Kids & Travelling Kids Accessories" category. The especially small and light Mini Sling carrying system of the Dutch manufacturer Minimonkey for babies is suitable for children to the age of two or weighing up to 15 kg, and automatically grows with the child. It consists of air-permeable and water-repellent material, and is suitable for all weather conditions.
At the trade fair: hall 10.1, stand G 19

The stair protection gate BUZZER ® has an astonishingly simple design. A simple buzzer is inaccessible to children and is easy to operate for adults, even when the hands aren't free. The fully automatic gate closes securely at two points. The German company Felibaby GmbH received the Innovation Award of Kind + Jugend 2018 for this in the "World of Kids Safety at Home" category.
At the trade fair: hall 11.1, stand H 12

The BERG GO² go-cart is distinguished by a unique pedal system and an ergonomic, durable design. The children's vehicle was presented by BERG Toys B.V. (Netherlands). The jury jury conferred the Innovation Award to them for this in the "World of Kids Toys" category.
At the trade fair: hall 10.1, stand A 66

The wind and waterproof Kids Jacket soft shell jacket with a patented solution was developed by the Polish company Miapka Design. The jacket is buttoned in the crotch, and thus can't slide when playing, running and climbing: the back remains covered. The length can be easily adjusted. The jacket is lined with cotton and is waterproof. This earned it the Innovation Award in the "World of Kids Textiles" category.
At the trade fair:
hall 11.3, stand C 25

The transition from nursing through the bottle to the children's cup is eased by the CanDoCup practice cup from Miyali BV from the Netherlands. It is stable, has three handles and, with its ergonomic design, helps the child to learn to drink and swallow. The jury decided that the Innovation Award in the "World of Kids Care" category had to be conferred to this novel cup.
At the trade fair: hall 10.1, stand F 020

The Italian company Artsana S.p.A won in the "World of Kids Furniture" category with Baby Hug 4 in 1. The little baby bed is suitable for use as a cradle, seesaw, highchair and table chair. It can be easily converted and moved.
At the trade fair: hall 10.2, stand B 19 A 10

Koelnmesse – Global Competence in Furniture, Interiors and Design: Koelnmesse is the world’s top trade fair organiser for the areas of furnishing, living and lifestyle. At the trade fair hub of Cologne, the leading international fair imm cologne as well as the trade fair formats of LivingKitchen, ORGATEC, spoga+gafa, interzum and Kind + Jugend rank among the internationally renowned and established industry meeting places. These fairs comprehensively represent the upholstered and case furniture segment, the kitchen industry, the office furniture sector and outdoor living as well as the innovations of the furniture supply industry. Over the last few years, Koelnmesse has specifically added international fairs in the most important fast-expanding markets to its portfolio. These include CIKB in Shanghai, interzum guangzhou in Guangzhou and Pueri Expo in Sao Paulo. With ambista, the online portal for the interiors business, Koelnmesse offers direct access to products, contacts, expertise and events relevant to the industry all year round.

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CIKB - The platform for the Kitchen Industry in China, Shanghai 10.10. - 12.10.2018
China Kids Expo - China International Baby Articles Fair, Shanghai 16.10. - 18.10.2018

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