And the series continues! The M99 MINI PRO is honored with the German Innovation Award. This is the fourth honoration for the world’s first front light providing high beam for E-Bikes. At the festivities on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, our front light was rewarded out of the 650 competitors. More than 250 guests from the spheres of economy, politics and the media followed the exclusive invitation into the Museum of Technology in Berlin.
The aim of the German Innovation Award is to honor innovative products that are created on the principle of sustainability. Sector giants, hidden champions or start-ups – they all share one characteristic. A solution, a detail innovation or a service with a real added value for the users. “We are absolutely enthusiastic about the quality of the applicants”, Andrej Kupetz says. For the managing director of the German Design Council innovation is one of the decisive factors to promote on the global market. Among the products you can find bionic gloves, cleaning technologies, fibers for 3D printing, an EV charging station, coffee lemonade, an IoT platform – or high-tech bicycle illumination like the M99 MINI PRO.
The evaluated criteria are for example the degree of innovation, the user value or the economic efficiency. The innovation strategy should take into account aspects like the social, ecological and economical sustainability, the efficient use of energy and resources. Also factors like product durability, market maturity, technical quality and function, material quality, synergy effects and the work place conditions play a significant role in the decision-making process. Amongst the top-class jury that critically valued our M99 MINI PRO there were physicists, patent consultants, computer scientists, finance experts, product designers, technology historians and marketeers. “We want to guarantee an individual, neutral and professional evaluation”, Kupetz emphasizes.
Text: Myriel Hauser/ German Innovation Award Ι Pictures: Marcus Wallmeyer/ German Innovation Award