IVW Student Competition

Congenial Composite Carrier

Are you a student in Kaiserslautern, inventive and do you like to put new solutions into practice yourself? Then the Leibniz-Institut für Verbundwerkstoffe invites you to a competition!
With comparatively simple materials that you receive free of charge from IVW, your ideas and your skills, you can construct and produce a prototype of a small means of transport that is designed to bring a raw egg safely to its destination in a manageable amount of time.


You can find the assignment in German here.

Participants and Team Size

All students enrolled at RPTU or Kaiserslautern University of Applied Sciences can take part, doctoral students are excluded. Teams must consist of a minimum of two and a maximum of three students. A maximum of 10 teams will be admitted to the competition. The order of the incoming registrations counts.


Registration is only possible online via our registration form until 31 January 2024.
All accepted teams will receive a confirmation by email. By registering, you agree to the terms and conditions of the competition and the subsequent publication of your solution on the ivw website and in other media.


The materials will be handed out on 06 February 2024 at 17:00 h in room 110.

You have until 27 June 2024 to find a solution, design and produce a testable prototype. A short description of one to four pages with an explanation of the concept is sufficient for submission. Solutions received after this date will not be admitted to the competition.


  • First place team: EUR 500
  • Second place team: EUR 250
  • Third place team: EUR 100
  • Special prize for the best boiled egg

All teams are invited to the IVW summer party with free food on the day of the competition.


Evaluation and Award Ceremony on the Competition Day

The competition will take place on 11 July 2024 at 11:00 h behind Building 58 in the presence of all teams and the jury. The winners will be honored in the afternoon of the same day at the IVW summer fest. In the event of severe weather, the competition day will be postponed at short notice.


  • Prof. Ulf Breuer
  • Prof. Joachim Hausmann
  • Prof. Thomas Neumeyer
  • Dr. Bernd Wetzel
  • PD Dr. David May

Registration Form

Here you can find our registration form

Overview of previous IVW Student Competitions