On the 28th of March, the award ceremony for the Austrian National Award for Innovation 2019 (Staatspreises Innovation 2019) took place in the Grand Hall of Erste Campus in Vienna. For the 39th time, the Staatspreis Innovation 2019 was awarded this year by the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs.
Out of a large number of projects submitted by companies all over Austria, 22 came into the next round and only 6 got the chance to receive the highest award for innovation. The expert jury also nominated INNOFREIGHT with the project: “Smart GigaWood – Innovative digitized high-performance wagon for timber and other KV modules”.
This Mobility project was funded under the FFG (The Austrian Research Promotion Agency) program “Mobility of the Future”. The cooperation partners of this Mobility project are the Graz University of Technology (Institute of Technical Informatics) with a focus on digitization, LinkinBiz (logistics), future users, Papierholz Austria and Mondi, and Innofreight.
Even though the price finally went to Lower Austria, we see it as a win to be one of the 6 most innovative companies in Austria.