Throughout history, the ICIPC has received different awards, some which are worth noting are:

2016 - Maximum category A1 given by Colciencias for the Group of Applied Research in polymers

grafica-grupoa1-colcienciasThe group of applied research in polymers of ICIPC obtained the highest category "A1" in the recent Colombian call for the recognition of research and technological development groups of the National innovation System of Science, Technology and innovation.

2014 - El Colombiano ejemplar Award 2014, category Science and Technology-Institution


ICIPC received the El Colombiano ejemplar award (Exemplary Colombian). This award is given by the Antioquian newspaper, el Colombiano which has highlighted for 16 years the work of people and institutions that give example to the general public. This award was granted by unanimous decision, March 4, 2015 at the Metropolitan Theatre in Medellín.


2013 - Lápiz de Acero Award 2013


The ICIPC along with ESTRA Industries (A Colombian plastic company) received the "Lápiz de Acero Award" in the category of Industrial Design, Product Area, with the development and design of a modular and stackable plastic locker. This award was given in Bogota.

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2009 – Prepaid Energy Counter: Award at NPE 2009


Winner of the People's Choice Award in the "International Plastics Design Competition", with the design of a prepaid energy meter by students of the Faculty  of Product Design at the University EAFIT, presented by ICIPC and the company Excelec Cia. Ltd.


2008 - Red Dot Design Award 2008

silla-menta-reddot-peqIn 2008, the ICIPC along with the company Manufacturas Muñoz - MUMA, received an honorable mention at the Red Dot Award for the Menta Chair in the Product Design – Furniture category.

2008 - Order of Merit Don Juan Del Corral Grade Silver

concejo-mllinAwarded by the Council of Medellin for ICIPC 15 years of foundation, in February 2008.

2006 - INNOVA – Award 2006: Award for technological innovation

menciondehonor1The Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism awarded the honorific mention for technological innovation for SMEs (Small and Medium sized  Enterprises) - INNOVA to the ICIPC, rewarding its commitment to generate knowledge and develop talent and technology, through the design  and implementation of a comprehensive set of software tools. These software tools are easy to use, reliable and sufficient to solve quickly  most of the problems in polymer processing, especially in the areas of injection molding and polymer extrusion.


2003 - The Harvard Business School deemed the managing of ACOPLASTICOS as a Study Case No. N9-703-437

reconocimiento3The Business School of Harvard University in its study case N9-703-437 2002 devoted a large part to the role of ICIPC in the success of Acoplásticos for the benefit of productive chains in Colombia.


2003 – "Grand Officer" Medal, order of Industrial Merit

mini-dllo-econAwarded by the Minister of Economic Development, according to Decree 380 of 2003.


2003 – Award given by the Government of Antioquia to ICIPC for 10 years of its Foundation

decreto-merito-gobBy decree No. 0156 of February 19, 2003. Order of Civic and Industrial Merit Mariscal Jorge Robledo Plata in February 19, 2003.


2003 - Resolution No. 260 of honors February 20, 2003

res-honoresAwarded by the Legal Ethics Committee of the Colombian Senate.