November, 22 2017 bm|t congratulates three portfolio companies on winning the Innovation Award Thuringia

Under the motto “Inno­v­a­tive? Excel­lent!”, the XX Inno­va­tion Award Thuringia 2017 was awarded on 21 Novem­ber 2017 by the Min­is­ter of Eco­nom­ics Wolf­gang Tiefensee together with the Foun­da­tion for Tech­nol­ogy, Inno­va­tion and Research Thuringia (STIFT), TÜV Thürin­gen and the Ernst Abbe Foundation.
With PAKETIN GmbH, Red­wave Med­ical GmbH and Oncg­nos­tics GmbH, three port­fo­lio com­pa­nies of bm|t won the XX. Inno­va­tion­spreis Thürin­gen in var­i­ous categories.

In the cat­e­gory “Dig­i­tal & Media”, PAKETIN GmbH (Jena) won with its inno­v­a­tive solu­tion for the trans­fer of goods in apart­ment build­ings through dynamic mul­ti­ple use. In addi­tion, the com­pany won the audi­ence award with over 800 votes in the online sur­vey that pre­ceded the competition.
In the cat­e­gory “Light & Life”, the win­ner was oncg­nos­tics GmbH (Jena) with its prod­uct Gyn­Tect 2.0, the reli­able pre­ven­tion of cer­vi­cal cancer.
This year’s spe­cial prize for young com­pa­nies went to Red­wave Med­ical GmbH (Jena), who devel­oped a method or algo­rithm to enable cen­tral blood pres­sure in the aorta to be mea­sured with com­mer­cially avail­able blood pres­sure mea­sur­ing devices.

About the Thuringia Innovation Award

With prize money totalling 100,000 euros pro­vided by the Thuringian Min­istry of Eco­nom­ics, the Thuringian Inno­va­tion Award is one of the most highly endowed awards in this field in Ger­many. The aim is to bring research excel­lence and inno­v­a­tive strength to light and to hon­our them, but also to give com­pa­nies a kind of jump-start in mar­ket­ing and to encour­age them to develop inno­v­a­tive prod­ucts. The prize is awarded in the cat­e­gories “Tra­di­tion & Future”, “Indus­try & Mate­ri­als”, “Dig­i­tal & Media” and “Light & Life”. The “Spe­cial Award for Young Com­pa­nies” sup­ports the inno­v­a­tive poten­tial of start-up com­pa­nies. In award­ing the prize, the jury decides accord­ing to cri­te­ria such as degree of inno­va­tion, entre­pre­neur­ial per­for­mance, func­tion­al­ity, prac­ti­cal value and eco­nomic suc­cess. In addi­tion, the com­pe­ti­tion entries must already have been launched on the mar­ket or be about to be launched on the mar­ket and have prospects of suc­cess­ful estab­lish­ment. Another require­ment is that the inno­va­tion pre­sented must have been devel­oped and man­u­fac­tured pre­dom­i­nantly in Thuringia.