Ceremony of the OSRAM IoT Award in Berlin
With this award, OSRAM is creating an exchange platform for experts and making the topic tangible. The four award winners scored points with innovative IoT products that bring answers and the Internet of Things into everyday industrial life.
“The Internet of Things is revolutionizing everyday life, work and value creation by linking the analog world with the digital world. This results in endless opportunities for future collaboration, services and products”, said Stefan Kampmann, CTO at Osram. “With the OSRAM IoT Awards, we want to create an inspirational networking platform for visionaries and digital pioneers in the industry.”
The patron of the IoT Awards is Dorothee Bär, MdB, Minister of State at the Federal Chancellor's Office and Federal Government Commissioner for Digitisation. She presented the award in the “Young Leader” category, in which Laura Tönnies, CEO and co-founder of corrux GmbH, won. The software monitors the heavy-duty construction machinery and shows whether it is operational and when a failure is imminent. This reduces the risk that the equipment will suddenly fail and put the site at a standstill.
The KONUX startup from Munich won the award in the “Analytics & AI” category. KONUX has developed the first solution for predictive maintenance of rail vehicles, converting acceleration data into status indicators and using artificial intelligence to analyzing trends and produce forecasts.
The British startup Pointr impressed the jury with a project at London’s second largest airport and picked up the award in the “Building Automation” category. Pointr controls the indoor navigation system at Gatwick airport. This means that passengers are localized with a high degree of precision and offered an AR-based navigation service to get to their destination in the airport as quickly as possible.
EcoG, a Munich-based startup, emerged as the winner in the “Smart Logistics & Industry” category. The aim of EcoG is to make charging electric vehicles profitable. Its hardware-independent software stack and its operating system simplify the scaling and integration of charging stations. What’s more, the open API makes developing new services not only easier but also more cost-effective.
About the award
As Germany's first IoT Award, we're giving center stage to a technology of the future. The OSRAM IoT Awards will honor the most innovative IoT projects across eight categories. Corporations, family businesses and start-ups worldwide will show how their solutions make companies better, accelerate processes and simplify everyday life.
"With the OSRAM IoT Awards we want to offer a platform that brings together visionaries, digital leaders and makers of the IoT community. We focus on exchange of experience, co-creation and partnerships for sustainable IoT business models and social innovations."
Hanna Krause, Global Head of Innovation & Innoventures, OSRAM
As Patron of the OSRAM IoT Awards we are proud to announce Dorothee Bär, Member of Parliament, Minister of State for Digitization.
“In order to sustainably shape the transformation process of digitalization in our society, we need visionaries, encouragers and lateral thinkers. Initiatives such as the Osram IoT Awards make these pioneers visible and showcase which innovations are possible through intelligent connectivity. I am therefore pleased to support the OSRAM IoT Awards as patron and to honor the digital leaders of tomorrow.”
Dorothee Bär, Member of Parliament, Minister of State for Digitization