In the first months of 2011 we finished the development of Lumino®, secured patents and presented the products with great success on the exhibitions at JEC Paris and ECS Nuremberg. Also in March, the vital importance of our research project were honored with a considerable support from state funds and funds from the European Union. In April we were awarded a silver medal at the Salon International des Inventions in Geneva and in May we won the first place in the 2011 Thuringian business idea competition.
medailleIn the middle of the year we started the production and marketing of Lumino®-Stone. Parallel we worked on the development and manufacture of molds for the MAS components. In October we completed the preparations for the construction of our model house and started to build. While the invention fair in Nuremberg iENA 2011 during 27th to 30th of October we were able to show a portion of the building and demonstrate the Lumino products in its own darkroom. Both the MAS and Lumino were awarded a gold medal. We also received the prestigious "Gold Minds Award" by the Malaysian Invention and Design Society. Our model house was completed in time for the annual celebration of our opening on the 20th of November. In this month we were also honored by the trade association for the German Chemical Industry with the distinguished quality seal "Saftey with System".
lieberknecht dust 11Another special ceremony took place shortly afterwards. During a gala event at the Imperial Hall in Erfurt, where PolyCare received the Investment Price Bavaria / Thuringia of the Federal Association for Economic Development and Foreign Economic BWA. During the subsequent exhibition "Innovation 2011" the Prime Minister of Thuringia Mrs. Lieberknecht visited the Polycare booth and showed deep interest in even details of the innovative products.