The jury for the Defence Innovation Competition has declared Senovi’s 3D printing platform the winner of the DIC 2022.

The Defense Innovation Competition is a way to bring government and industry together. The theme of this year’s competition was advanced maintenance. Process or product innovations were sought that contribute to more efficient and effective management and maintenance. The competition’s winner receives a €200,000 grant for further development of the prototype. The prize was presented by Colonel Michel de Rivecourt (DGB/Head of Science & Technology Department).

At the National Military Museum (NMM) location in Soest, 4 companies presented impressive project plans  to a jury of representatives of EZK/CMP, NIDV (Maarten Lutje Schipholt), and three directors of the Defense Maintenance Companies. Ultimately, Senovi’s 3D printing platform was declared the winner by the jury.

The 3D printable data files can be fabricated in a special container on board a ship, plane or truck. The platform significantly improves the maintenance and deployability of systems such as vehicles, naval vessels or helicopters. It connects suppliers and users of printable data files. These can then be printed on site on a so-called multi-material 3D printing system.

read more about the Competition and finalists 

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