09 Dec 2009
On the 8th of December last, during the successful and crowded Open Innovation Forum, the Voka - Chamber of Commerce Limburg - presented the Voka Innovation Award to Melotte.

Last year Voka started this new tradition of awarding an innovative company in Limburg calling attention to innovative products, services and processes developed in Limburg. On the other hand the organisation wants to inspire trade and industry by good real practice and encourage to innovate efficiently.

A jury of 7 experts analysed the 17 candidates thoroughly based on some well-considered questions: “Is it an innovative organisation?”, “Is the project well defined, surprising and inspiring?”,”Does the project have market potential?”, “Will the project or company support the image intensification of Limburg as innovative and creative region, nationally as well as internationally?”

After an intensive deliberation the jury selected 6 nominees of which the company Melotte received the highest score at the end.

The jury was impressed by Melotte’s international innovation approach of products and processes. Besides conventional production methods the company’s focus is on manufacturing high-precision parts by means of a complete digital process based on Additive Manufacturing* technologies (* using metal powder Melotte builds products through laser technology).

All positive aspects of Additive Manufacturing i.e. freedom of form, precision, micro dimensions, speed and environment together with the international roll out of Melotte’s new business model in promising markets were tasted well by the jury.

It was a great honour for Melotte to receive the award (designed by PHL-student Lore Langendries) from Ms. Ingrid Lieten, Vice-Minister-President of the Flemish Government, Flemish Minister for Innovation, Public Investment, Media and Poverty Reduction.

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