Wearable IT/Fashion Technology

The competition featured innovative products and business and application concepts from the Wearable IT sector.

Winners of Public and Jury Awards

The Winners of both prices of the Wearable IT/FashionTech Awards have been chosen and were awarded at the Connected Living ConnFerence 2015 on November 25th 2015.

Winner of the Public Award is Kevin Röhl with his Diabetes-App Lumind.

Winners of the Jury Awards are VOJD Studios with their 3D Printed Jewellery.

We complement both laureates, who represent Smart Wearables and FashionTechnology form Berlin, on their awards and their prize-money of 10.000 Euro each.

News by Projekt Zukunft (in German language)

Winners of the Berlin Award

An app to predict migraine, jewellery from the 3D printer and scarves with woven-in heating and lighting tubes – the jury had no easy task selecting the best team from the finalists on Wednesday evening. And so the first Berlin Award Wearable IT/FashionTech was split into one award for fashion/entertainment and one for the best technological achievement. The winners by jury verdict were Julia Danckwerth with "Spur", an assistance system for dementia sufferers, and the Mi.Mu Team that can conjure up tunes with "Gloves for Music". Cornelia Yzer, Senator for Economics, Technology and Research, presented certificates each endowed with prize money of 5,000 euros at Microsoft's Unter den Linden offices in Berlin.

Press release (in German language) »


The nominees (alphabetical order) have been announced:

From the applications received, the jury nominated the following 10 posts for the award ceremony WearableIT / FashionTech on 23 September 2015:

  • Veronika Aumann – SCREENSTOFF (textile display)
  • Katharina Bredies – EMERGENCY APPAREL (emergency system vulnerable people)
  • Fabian Hemmert – DATATOUCH (smart control of presentations)
  • Desiree Ludewig & Team – DONGJI (activity tracker for children)
  • Kevin Röhl & Team – LUMIND (wearable assistant for diabetics)
  • madeleine Cordier – WYLD (navigation outdoortours)
  • tacterion – FeelFeel Wristband
  • Julia Danckwerth & Team – SPUR (system for dementia patients)
  • mi.mu team – GLOVES FOR MUSIC (gestural control of music/visualization)

Congratulations on the nomination! We keep our fingers crossed for all the teams for the award ceremony on 23 September 2015 as part of the WearIT-festival.

Competition jury

An independent jury of experts will select the nominees and winners from the competition entries.

Wearable IT/FashionTech

Smart wearables are among the future segments with enormous growth potential. As a startup metropolis with a dense research landscape, Berlin provides an excellent breeding ground for the development of smart wearables. The competition held by the Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises/ Project Future will recognise innovative application contexts, products and business concepts from the field of wearable IT.

The competition

The use of innovative technologies, smart surfaces and high design competence determine the future viability of many industrial sectors. Smart wearables are currently among the cutting-edge fields with enormous growth potential. More than 10 million wearables were already sold worldwide in 2014. With sales figures for smart watches and fitness bracelets rising, acceptance among users is increasing. As a startup city with high creativity and innovation potential, Berlin provides not only the necessary talent, but with its many application-oriented research institutions also an excellent basis for the development of smart wearable products and business models.

The purpose of the competition by the Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises/Projekt Zukunft is to honour innovative products, application contexts and concepts of business founders and developers from Berlin in the field of wearable IT/fashion technology. Entries can come from the full spectrum of applications: wearables for health, age-appropriate living, fitness, entertainment, security, etc.

Economics Senator Yzer: "Wearable IT and fashion tech are a completely new market in the fashion sector with enormous growth potential." »

#FASHIONTECH BERLIN Konferenz und Makerlab auf der re:publica 2015 »

Prize/Prize money

The Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises/ Project Future intends to award prize money amounting to a total of 30,000 euros for the most convincing competition entries. The following amounts are planned:

Jury prize for the best Berlin competition entry/Award at Berlin Fashion Week on 8 July 2015: € 10,000

  • Hannah Perner Wilson for Gloves for Music
  • Julia Dankwerth for an assistance system for people with dementia

Jury prize for the best national competition entry/Award at Wear IT-Festival on 23 September 2015: € 10,000 Prize for the best national competition entry in a public voting/Award at Wear IT- Festival on 23 September 2015: € 10,000 The jury's decision is final.

The prize winners and their competition entries will also be communicated through the media channels of the organizer and the cooperating partners. 

Formal conditions for the submission of entries

All rights to the competition entry remain with the entrant. The submission of several competition entries is permitted. The entrant shall ensure that his competition entry is free of third-party rights. The entrant shall be liable to the organizer of the competition for the competition entry/submission not violating any third-party rights. Where applicable, the sender shall release the organizer of the competition from all claims and possible expenses incurred which may be asserted by third parties due to a violation of rights.

By submitting the entry documents the entrant agrees to the submitted works (photo material, etc.) being used by the organizer of the competition to advertise, document and report on the competition, and grants all the required rights of use. The right of use of the organizer is not exclusive, but it is unlimited in time and space and applies to all known and unknown forms of utilisation.

The organizer of the competition is entitled to forward the personal data of the subscriber, such as name, C.V. and photos obtained in conjunction with the competition to third parties such as the media, exhibition organizers or potential sponsors or cooperation partners. If disclosure is not desired, the entrant shall inform the organizer of the competition in writing upon submission of the entry, indicating to which data the desire for non-proliferation applies.

Should individual provisions be invalid, this does not affect the validity of the remaining provisions.