As finalists for the German SAMPE Innovation Award 2022, our employees Margarita Etchegaray Bello and Sylvester Vogl had the chance to present their student research projects at the SAMPE Europe 2022 conference in Hamburg during the poster session. Every year, SAMPE Germany awards the Innovation Prize for outstanding scientific student research projects, bachelor's, diploma, master's or doctoral theses. These should deal with innovative material applications, new processing methods or future interesting material combinations in the field of composites. The work of Margarita Etchegaray Bello dealt with the "Further development of a test rig for fused filament fabrication". The work of Sylvester Vogl dealt with the "Analysis of the influence of compaction in Automated Fiber Placement on the mechanical properties of composite laminates".