55 startups compete for the SMART TECH TROPHY


Our “SMART TECH TROPHY 2017” is this year once again a global affair, and is now heading into the final round: Because we now know that a total of 55 startups will be competing for the prize.

They come from all over the world: Israel, the USA, Canada, India, China, South Korea, Norway, Switzerland, various EU nations, and of course Germany. We would like to thank all applicants who have thrown their business ideas into the ring. Twenty one of these involve “rethinking energy”. Fourteen and 12 applications have been received for industry 4.0 and digital business models respectively, while eight ideas were submitted for issues relating to waste and recycling. It’s now time for the exciting assessment process, which we’re pushing through as quickly as possible.

For all startup owners who entered, it’s now a matter of “saving the date”. Because 14 to 16 November 2017 are the “Selection Days” at the kraftwerk, at the end of which the winning team of this year’s SMART TECH TROPHY will be announced. Those due to be attending the “Selection Days” will be advised by us as soon as a decision has been made. We’re crossing our fingers for them all!