Activities > ICFG Young Scientist Exchange Prize

The “ICFG – Young Scientist Exchange Prize” has been established in order to support the understanding of young researchers, of the importance of cold forging production as it is carried out by world leading companies and also to give them an appreciation of social and cultural differences and challenges in overseas countries.


A technical tour of one to two weeks, for up to 2 researchers, covers visits to establishments including: forging companies, producing special coatings and lubricants, tool making companies, machine tool manufacturers, research and academic institutions.


The ICFG Young Researchers International Exchange Prize is intended to be awarded every two years. The visit will be to a country or region with highly developed cold forging production, service operations as well as internationally leading R&D institutions.


The guidelines for the YSEP 2023 could be accessed on the link below:


Time schedule for YSEP 2023:

Applications opening 15.07.2023
Applications deadline 14.08.2023
Applications notification 18.08.2023
Review & Selection Procedure 15.08.2023 to 08.09.2023
Prize Announcement 13.09.2023 (at 56th Plenary Meeting)
Technical tour to be defined


On the occasion of the 52th Plenary Meeting,
the prize was awarded to:

M.Sc. Rachele Bertolini
Department of Industrial Engineering
University of Padova