The Design & Innovation Awards have been presented since 2017 and describe themselves as the “Oscars of the bike and outdoor industry.” For the awards, an international jury tested and identified the most outstanding products and trends of the new season in San Vigilio, Italy. The companies honored include Deuter, Fidlock, Garmont, Brompton, Gonso, ION, Schwalbe and SQLab. A total of 69 products received awards – the full list is available online at the website.

The Design & Innovation Awards were created by Robin Schmitt, a media entrepreneur who co-founded Enduro, Gran Fondo, E-Mountainbike and Downtown magazines, as well as Cycling Innovation Accelerator, a consulting firm founded in 2022.