Following nominations in 2005, 2006 and 2009, the global Harting technology group from Espelkamp in East Westphalia, Germany, is now in the running for the HERMES AWARD for the fourth time. In fact, the company won the prize in 2006 with a solution for contactless object identification using radio waves. This year, the independent panel of judges led by Wolfgang Wahlster, Director of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), has nominated Harting for the MICA (Modular Industry Computing Architecture) system, which can be used to process and evaluate data in the immediate vicinity of machinery and equipment and link up with existing corporate IT systems.
2016 marks the 13th edition of this international technology prize. The winner receives a PR package valued at 100,000 euros, making the HERMES AWARD one of the most prestigious technology competitions of all. All companies in Germany and abroad unveiling technological innovations for the first time at HANNOVER MESSE between 25 and 29 April are eligible to apply. This year's five nominated companies will be introduced as part of the HANNOVER MESSE opening ceremony on Sunday, 24 April. The winner will then be presented with the award by Germany's Federal Minister Dr. Johanna Wanka, with Chancellor Angela Merkel and United States President Barack Obama also attending. No wonder that this is what Harting Group spokesperson Detlef Sieverdingbeck is looking forward to most of all: "The media attention is even more important than the prize itself!"
HARTING Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG (32427 Minden, Germany), Hall 11, Stand C13