During the year PolyCare started using a 3D printer, that enabled the production of very small and individual moulds. This enabled PolyCare to handle special orders for individual polymer concrete items.
A high-light for PolyCare was as a finalist at Innovation of the Year Awards of the German Industry in Frankfurt. In April PolyCare was represented at the Hanover Fair with the Bauhaus University Weimar. The summer marked a significant increase and interest in the MAS technology world-wide. The two-storey show home in Gehlberg including stairs, roof and plate elements, all made with polymer concrete, was completed. Experiments with colour and rendering show that a MAS-houses can easily look like any other house.
A model MAS house was built in Delhi, India in a cooperation between Polycare UK and Tata Projects. Despite the 40°C temperature and oncoming monsoon season the house was completed in the quick time.
Given the dramatic increase in numbers of refugees fleeing to Germany during the autumn several high level discussions took place with German state governments. The aim was to develop a longer term fast build solution for such situations.
In October PolyCare participated at the national competition "Ideas from Europe" in the Federal Ministry of Economics in Berlin and was unanimously elected as the German candidate for the European competition in Luxembourg. In November PolyCare received an award as one of the 10 best “European ideas to change the world”.
In the same month PolyCare also won the highly prestigious Chemical Innovation of the Year Award from the Bavarian Chemical Industry. This was highly significant for PolyCare as this is one of the most powerful industry associations in Germany.