CreativeTech competition Awards ceremony

Category: Competitions

©Charlotte Dachroth, HALO

©Charlotte Dachroth

As part of the CreativeTech Awards, the jury sought the best technological applications or the most innovative projects from all subsections of the Berlin creative and media industries. The winners have now been chosen.

The jury, consisting of representatives from agencies, business incubators and the Fraunhofer Verbund (Fraunhofer Association), chose the winners of the CreativeTech competition from 30 competition entries.

The main prize in the amount of EUR 30,000 has been awarded to Charlotte Dachroth and Ole Jeschonnek for their HALO project.

The two graduates of Weissensee School of Art developed a technology that creates free-floating, three-dimensional light spheres. Not only does the new technology create the impression that one could actually touch the light, it also opens up numerous possibilities for HALO.

The CreativeTech Award was awarded to seven further projects along with cash prizes of EUR 10,000 each:

  • Zynchron, hardware solution for tracking movement patterns
  • GAMEBOOK, technology for simple digitisation of analogue serial content
  • GRAFT Brandlab, augmented city model
  • Greta & Starks, audiodescription app
  • i-mmersive, 360° consumer camera and virtual concerts
  • Lumind, digital helper system for people with diabetes
  • CINEMATHON, innovation tools for the film industry

The CreativeTech Award highlights the great potential embedded in the creative and tech scenes in Berlin. More than 30 teams entered the competition. Virtual reality technology and smart wearable applications with health-related additional functions were strongly represented.

Senator for the Economy Cornelia Yzer said: "Driven by interdisciplinary innovation spirit and creativity, Berlin offers a lot of potential for start-ups, which is an excellent foundation for the development of CreativeTech solutions.

Due to the high quality of submissions, we've increased the prize money from EUR 50,000 to EUR 100,000, which enabled us to award seven further CreativeTech projects from Berlin. With the awards we want to support start-ups and companies to further develop their technologies and enter the market more swiftly."