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12. April 2023

FIBO Innovation & Trend Award 2023: “And the winner is…”

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Lights out - spot on! When the presentation of the FIBO Innovation & Trend Awards started at 1 p.m. on Thursday, not only the pulse of the 16 nominees who were waiting in front of the doors of the large Rhein-Saal in the North Congress Center went faster. The presentation of these demanding awards is one of the highlights of the program of the European Health and Fitness Forum (EHFF), a forum by EuropeActive, which is traditionally held one the day before FIBO 2023 at the Cologne exhibition center.

Over 600 high-ranking representatives of the global fitness industry cheered as the nominees in their six award categories were called to the front of the stage – one after the other. In front of the demanding jury, they faced the hard criteria of the award from among more than 100 creative, often fascinating and future-oriented products, concepts and services and successfully prevailed. On Thursday, the last hurdle had to be taken – and possibly a victory in their category received.

Anke Brendt, Product Manager FIBO, made the importance of the FIBO Innovation and Trend Awards clear in her welcome: "Numerous global trends, innovations and ideas started their careers at the FIBO Innovation and Trend Awards. This award is proof that the industry is constantly developing outstanding products and constantly setting new standards. This year's nominees and winners make that clear."

Prof. Ingo Froboese, Prof. Niels Nagel and Prof. Alfonso Jiménez, three of the jurors from the international jury team, were there and presented the laudations for each category live on stage.


The Winners of the FIBO Innovation & Trend Awards 2023


Category Health & Prevention: Icaros Guardian

A movement and balance system with gamification app that can be used by both seniors and top athletes to help build stamina, strength and coordination in combination with a specially developed app and various exergames.


Category Ecology & Sustainability: RefresherBoxx

According to the manufacturer, the RefresherBoxx is the world's first washing machine that disinfects, dries and refreshes items without water or chemicals.


Category Performance: The Antagonist

An innovative full-body strength and cardio machine for bi-directional and uni-directional training while simultaneously training agonist and antagonist muscle groups.


Category Start Up: The Turnkiste

The Turnkiste is an innovative storage box for outdoor sports equipment: can be booked digitally, can be opened with a mobile phone and, of course, is vandal-proof and theft-proof. For trainers and private individuals – incl. an online forum for finding training partners.


Category Lifestyle & Wellness: ErgoSportive™

ErgoSportive™ is a Smart & Adjustable Recovery System, representing an exclusive and innovative connection between a smart bed and Garmin® wearables, offering users 24/7 reports on their health data.


In the end, not only the winners of the award categories, but also the nominees, the jurors and the international audience were happy: the efforts involved in the award submissions and the adrenaline during the award ceremony were worth it! The distinction of being nominated or even winning the FIBO Innovation & Trend Award is a great success and a strong basis for good future developments and business.

All nominees and award winners can be viewed directly at their booth during FIBO 2023 (April 13 - 16, 2023). They are already looking forward to explaining the background and details of their products to visitors and interested parties.

Further information on the FIBO Innovation & Trend Award, the jury as well as a list of all nominees can be found here www.fibo.com/innovationaward2023



About FIBO

FIBO pursues the vision of a strong and healthy society and as a global network makes an essential contribution to a long and fulfilling life for people. At the annual FIBO Show, therefore, all players from the fitness, wellness and health sectors come together and form the hot spot for innovations, investments and trends for an active lifestyle. Over the course of four days, FIBO offers here not only business, networking and continuing education at the top level, but also numerous exciting and impressive live experiences. The next FIBO Show will take place in Cologne from April 13-16, 2023.

More info: fibo.com

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