The coveted VISION Award - the prize for outstanding innovations in machine vision - was presented for the 23rd time at VISION 2018. In addition to the prize money of €5,000, the winner has the opportunity to present himself and his innovation at the official press conference for VISION 2018. At the same time, the award sponsor, the trade journal Imaging & Machine Vision Europe, reports on the submitted innovations and the expert jury publishes the most interesting abstracts in short in the trade fair catalogue and in detail on the VISION 2018 website.