Award winners Deep Tech

Category: Competitions

© Ines Weitermann für Senatsverwaltung für Wirtschaft, Energie und Betriebe

Bild: Ines Weitermann / Presse & Marketing

Ines Weitermann / Presse & Marketing

Around 150 guests came together in the former IBM server room at Ernst-Reuter-Platz, - now orangelab - to hear the expert jury’s decision.

Already at the end of October, the Senate Department for the Economy, Technology and Research initiated the call for participation in the award, in cooperation with the Verband der Informations- und Kommunikations-Industrie in Berlin und Brandenburg SIBB e.V. (Association for companies in the IT and Internet industry within Berlin and Brandenburg) and the  Business Apps Network. The jury was looking for solutions and products in the field of hardware and system-related software that would be the most application oriented and reliable. Those featuring a high degree of innovation and great future potential were awarded a prize.

In particular, Berlin-based companies were admitted to the competition. The expert jury rated the applications that were submitted by 20 November 2015 according to "Deep Tech" criteria.

Special attention was paid to the degree of innovation, unique selling propositions, advantages and added value from a user's point of view as well as existing market potential, data security and data safety concepts and design.

As part of the SIBB summit, the winners of the Deep Tech Awards were selected by Cornel Pampu, Head of Division for ICT, media and creative industry at the Senate Department for Economics, Technology and Research, and SIBB board members Thomas Schröter and Dirk Stocksmeier.

Berlin Sicoya GmbH, Senic GmbH, Rohde & Schwarz SIT GmbH, pikkerton GmbH, R3 - Reliable Realtime Radio Communications GmbH offered convincing solution-oriented concepts, and are thus Deep Tech Stars 2015.

Cornel Pampu, Head of Division for ICT, media, creative industry at the Senate Department for Economics, Technology and Research said: "The overall spectrum of submissions and the pleasingly large number of participants clearly show the technological potential in the area of hardware-related IT solutions that Berlin-based IT companies offer – ranging from start-ups, seasoned IT SMEs to large IT suppliers established in Berlin. I'd like to thank all participants for their exciting submissions. Congratulations to all award winners! Utilising the prize money and general innovation support available in Berlin, the issues addressed by the winning submissions, including the important issues of cyber security and usability as strengths specific to Berlin, will certainly be further developed in future." 

Photo: © Ines Weitermann for Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Enterprises