Deutsche Messe Opens Hermes Award for Entries

The Hermes Award is one the world’s most important prizes for industrial innovation.

By Joel Davies -

The winner will be announced on 12 April 2021 as part of the Hannover Messe Digital Edition – the central platform for innovation, networking and orientation in the age of industrial transformation.

Hannover Messe Digital Edition is the knowledge and networking platform for industry, energy and logistics.  Under the keynote theme “Industrial Transformation”, pioneers present their ideas and technologies for the factories, energy systems and supply chains of the future. Leading topics include digital platforms, Industry 4.0, IT security, CO2-neutral production, AI, lightweight construction, and Logistics 4.0. The event consists of an expo, a conference and networking. Conferences and forums complete the program.

In 2020, omlox, the open location standard was awarded the Hermes Award. More than 60 industrial companies were involved in the development of a global solution that is independent of location technology. omlox combines all the location services available on the market, including UWB, WLAN, BLE, GPS, and 5G. These are transferred to a uniform coordinate reference system and can be made available for internal use on edge platforms or for global use in a cloud.

The winner will be announced on 12 April as part of the Hannover Messe Digital Edition.

The criteria for evaluating the Hermes Award entries include the level of innovation; benefits for industry, environment and society; profitability; and market readiness. An independent jury chaired by Dr Reimund Neugebauer, President of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, will nominate three products for the Hermes Award and determine the winner from this group. Germany’s minister for education and research, Anja Karliczek, will present the award.

Hannover Messe Digital Edition runs from 12 to 16 April 2021, with Indonesia as its Partner Country. Companies and institutions that participate in the Hannover Messe Digital Edition can submit their entries for the Hermes Award until 12 March 2021.

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