Innovationspreis der deutschen Wirtschaft

As one of the five finalists in the category start-up of the 27th round of the “Innovationspreis der deutschen Wirtschaft“ (Innovation Award of the German
Economy), SkySails received the award presented by Michael Glos, patron
of the award and German federal minister of economics and technology, at a
gala in the “Alte Oper“ in Frankfurt/Main. The award ceremony was hosted by
TV presenter Reinhold Beckmann.

The renowned jurors on the panel around Physics Nobel laureate Klaus von
Klitzing and Head of the Fraunhofer Institute Hans-Jörg Bullinger agreed that
the quality of the submitted proposals was altogether extraordinarily high.
Next to SkySails, the companies Carl Zeiss SMT, Varta Microbattery and
Cytonet – among others – were honoured.

The “Innovationspreis der deutschen Wirtschaft“ was founded in 1980 by the Wirtschaftsclub Rhein-Main and has been announcing its call for proposals
on a national level since 1983. The 27th round took place in cooperation with
the German magazine WirtschaftsWoche. The consulting firm Accenture,
the car manufacturer Opel and the energy supplier EnBW are the sponsors
of the award.