As every year, the renowned Diesel Medal was awarded on 13th April in Munich. The prize is awarded by the Munich based German Institute for Innovation Activities and Quality – Deutsches Institut für Erfindungswesen – in order to emphasize the importance of innovations. At the same time, it is meant to deliver a signal to the players in politics, the economy and the general society. The award honours outstanding achievements of individuals and enterprises.
The ECSEL Lighthouse project Productive4.0, which is coordinated by Infineon, was nominated in the category “Best Promotion of Innovation”. The ceremony was conducted at the Deutsches Museum in Munich and attended by approx. 200 representatives from politics, business and the society. They all followed the presentation of the project and Infineon with interest.
The nomination itself is a respectable achievement for Productive4.0 team coordinating 109 partners from 19 countries across Europe. It is also a high commendation for the innovative strength of the project. We, the coordination team, take the nomination as a high recognition of all involved in the project, and we would like to express our profound gratitude.
On this occasion, we warmly congratulate the Humboldt-Innovation GmbH which was also nominated. As a subsidiary of the Humboldt University in Berlin, the company acts as an interface between the political and economic spheres ensuring the transfer of know-how. It received the Diesel Medal 2018.
The price has been awarded since 1953. Important personalities like the flight engineers Ernst Heinkel, Claudius Dornier or Ludwig Bölkow range amongst the award winners of the early years.